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5/6/11: The Controversy Over Vaccination


By Jennifer Napier-Pearce

Salt Lake City, UT – Vaccines have all but eradicated diseases from smallpox to polio and saved countless lives. And yet five percent of Americans still opt out of immunizing themselves and their children. Where does this wariness come from and why does skepticism toward vaccinations persist? What does the ongoing doubt say about our cultural values and what are the implications for public health? On Friday, a conversation on the history, science and social commentary surrounding vaccinations.

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