Vaccines represent the most significant scientific contribution to global public health over the past two hundred years. According to research completed by the World Health Organisation, the benefits of vaccines far outweigh the minuscule risks, yet some people might still have questions. As part of our exhibition IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, and in partnership with the Health Research Board, we have gathered a panel of experts to discuss this controversial but important subject.

The discussion will be broken into two parts — giving an opportunity to dig deeper and explore this significant scientific contribution at risk.

The panel will be moderated by features expert in the field Sylvia Thompson of The Irish Times and the panel includes Karina Butler, UCD Clinical Professor of Paediatrics, Trinity College Dublin professor Ed Lavelle from the School of Biochemistry and Immunology, Brenda Corcoran Director of the HSE National Immunisation Office, and infection and immunity professor at Queen’s University Belfast, Bert Rima.