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The Science Exchange is hosting Adelaide's Vaccination Cafe
Friday, 29th April 2016 is the World Day of Immunology. In association with RiAus- Australia's Science Channel and major sponsorship by the Hospital Research Foundation, the Australasian Society for Immunology in SA/NT are celebrating the World Day of Immunology by hosting a Vaccination Cafe at the Science Exchange in Adelaide.
The public are welcome to attend this cafe-style event between 11am-2pm where Adelaide researchers will present 20 minute discussions about their latest findings on immunology.
The program is as follows:
11.00am: Dr Mohammed Alsharifi (University of Adelaide) - development of new influenza vaccines
12.00pm: Professor John Hayball(UniSA) - new experimental vaccines
1.00pm: Dr Lisa Ebert(UniSA) - recent developments in cancer immunotherapies
Being the school holidays, the Vaccination Cafe is family friendly, with a Kids Corner offering iPads with immunology themed games and an immunology themed coloring-in competition for kids.
Annual trivalent influenza vaccines will be available for administration by nurses at a discounted cost of $10. At the time of writing, there were still a limited number of vaccination appointments available in the afternoon, with the last available appointment at 1.55pm. Click here to view and book available appointments.
A 'Vaccination Cafe' seems a bizarre combination of activities, but I guess if you need a flu shot you might as well learn about where future developments of vaccination are headed, and have a cuppa at the same time!