Dr Penny Hutchinson, director of the Darling Downs Public Health Unit, will be guest speaker at Toowoomba Hospitalâ€™s next instalment of the Twilight Talks public lecture series.
Dr Hutchinsonâ€™s presentation, entitled â€˜Immunisation, whatâ€™s it all about?â€™ will cover the key facts around immunisation and dispel some common myths as well. â€œImmunisation has had a dramatic effect on improving the health of vast populations, the world over, since the first smallpox vaccine was made in the late 18 th century,â€ Dr Hutchinson said.
â€œWe are protected from so many preventable diseases, unlike generations before us who were exposed to them, resulting in serious and sometimes irreversible health problems, or death. Dr Hutchinson said her presentation at Twilight Talks would be a good opportunity to learn more about the basics of immunisations and why they were so important.
â€œWe now have immunisations against many serious infectious diseases, and despite what we may hear to the contrary, the overwhelming evidence tells us that being immunised is the best defence against debilitating and potentially deadly diseases,â€ Dr Hutchinson said. â€œOn 30th June weâ€™ll cover the basics of immunisation, including an explanation of what immunisations are, how they work, and the history of immunisation and its effects on modern medicine. â€œWe would encourage anyone interested in knowing more about immunisations to come along.â€
The free lecture will be held at the hospitalâ€™s Unara Conference Centre, 6pm to 7pm, Thursday 30th June. Members of the public are welcome to attend. Bookings are not required. Complimentary parking is available and a light supper will be served.
For more information please call 4616 5563.
Submitted by: Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service Media Team