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The Anti Vax Movement: How it Threatens Global Health

The “anti vax” movement has been described as one of the greatest health threats facing humanity—why is this movement growing and what can be done to tackle the problem?

Immunisation is one of medicine’s greatest success stories and currently prevents 2-3 million deaths each year, but rising numbers of people are refusing vaccinations for themselves and their children based on misinformation.

In this panel discussion, medical professionals and experts in infectious disease come together to examine the history of and science behind vaccination, to celebrate its success and to explore the reasons that vaccination conspiracy theories have taken root in recent years.

The discussion features the following speakers, with others to be added closer to the date of the event:

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