On 28 June 2016, join Dr Chrissie Jones for a discussion on ways to use vaccines protect infants from infection before they are born.
The evening talk will look at the vaccines currently recommended for pregnant women in the UK. The discussion will focus on the most recently recommended vaccine against whooping cough, as well as considering future prospects.
Dr Chrissie Jones is a Clinical Lecturer in Paediatric Infectious Diseases at St George's. The event will also hear from a mother whose newborn baby died from whooping cough.
The talk will look at the changing trends of whooping cough, consider how effective vaccination is in preventing this infection and also consider the safety of this approach.
There will opportunities to ask questions and discuss the issues with experts from St George’s, Public Health England, and the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
Come along and find out more about how we can make sure babies are protected right from birth against devastating infections.
Date and time: Tuesday 28 June, 6pm-7:30pm.
Venue: St George's, University of London, Boardrooms H2.5 and H2.6, Cranmer Terrace, SW17 0RE
This is a free public event open to all as part of the St George’s, University of London series Spotlight on Science, illuminating research that affects our everyday lives.