By pre-registration only. To request registration please email Dr Mark Honigsbaum
From Facebook to YouTube to Twitter, the internet is awash with false or misleading information about vaccines. Currently, this glut of ‘fake vaccine news’ is being blamed for falling immunisation rates across the western world. But what is the evidence that the internet and social media are to blame for the growth of vaccine hesitancy? And how should journalists report legitimate concerns about the safety and efficacy of vaccines without giving a platform to anti-vaxxers?
Join City University’s Department of Journalism and our expert panel for a discussion of this vital medical and social issue. Speakers include:
Professor Heidi Larson, director of the Vaccine Confidence Project, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Fiona Fox, chief executive of the Science Media Center.
Dr David Robert Grimes, science writer and cancer researcher at Trinity College, Dublin.
Jo Yarwood, immunisation manager, Public Health England.
Chair: Dr Mark Honigsbaum, medical historian and lecturer in journalism at City University.
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5.30pm - 7.00pmWednesday 26th June 2019