Beyond vaccine wars is an event primarily to benefit the Pomona College community but it’s free and open to the general public as well. Rose Hill Theatre at Pomona College seats 200.
Beyond Vaccine Wars: A Look at the Politics and Legislation of Vaccination
7PM MON, NOV 16 // ROSE HILLS THEATRE (Smith Campus Center, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont, California)
In December 2014, at least 40 people who visited or worked at Disneyland contracted measles. On June 30, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law SB 277, which eliminates the personal and religious belief exemptions to vaccination, requiring nearly all California schoolchildren to be fully vaccinated in order to go to public school, private school, or daycare. Legislation on vaccination continues to be a contentious political issue, earning it the name: “vaccine wars.“
Join the PSU for a discussion on vaccination policy, looking at the intersection of public health, individual choice, and the role of our government.
Beyond Vaccine Wars Speakers:
ALEXANDER CAPRON: University Professor, Scott H. Bice Chair in Healthcare Law, Policy and Ethics, Professor of Law and Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, Co-Director, Pacific Center for Health Policy and Ethics
JENNIFER MARGULIS, PHD: Former Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism; featured in PBS Frontline’s The Vaccine War; author of Your Baby, Your Way: Taking Charge of Your Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Parenting Decisions for a Happy, Healthier Family
HILARY LACONTE, MA, EDUCATION: President, Governing Board, Claremont Unified School District; Associate Director of Public Policy Analysis Program at Pomona College
DR. BOB SEARS, MD: Orange County pediatrician; founder of the non-profit Immunity Education Group. You can find out more about him on his Facebook professional page.
Published: November 12, 2015
Last update: January 21, 2020