Vaccine Clinic at Dragon*Con 2011
Posted by mattusmaximus on September 1, 2011
Well, very soon I’ll be on my way to Dragon*Con 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia, where I’ll be engaging in all manner of sciencey, skepticky fun and general weirdness (if you’ve ever been to Dragon*Con, you know what I mean🙂 ). While there I will be giving a lecture on cosmology, participating in a panel on skepticism and education, and helping put on a kick-ass physics demonstration show. But in addition to all of that, I am proud to say that I’ll also be helping out with another free vaccination clinic!
Here are some details on the clinic from Skepchick. If you’re at Dragon*Con, come by to see if you’re up to date on your shots…
Me and Skepchick Rebecca Watson, showing off our freshly vaccinated guns from last year’s D*C clinic🙂
We’re very excited to announce that this year’s Dragon*Con will once again feature a vaccination clinic! The Atlanta Skeptics, in coordination with the Cobb & Douglas Public Health District and the Hug Me, I’m Vaccinated campaign, will be providing free pertussis boosters, plus flu shots and STD testing! So if you’re attending Dragon*Con and checking out Skeptrack, make sure you stop by and get your shot
When: Sept 3-4, 2011, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Atlanta Marriott Room M 109. (On the Marquis Level)
Why? For a first hand story about why it’s important to get your pertussis shot, check out Mickey’s story!
Note: You *will* need a Dragon*Con badge to get to this area.
Want to help out? Donate a few bucks to the Hug Me campaign to help offset the costs for promoting and setting up the event!
Some of you who have been around a while will remember that we (hastily) put together a clinic last year but were not able to host it on Dragon*Con premises. This year promises to be even bigger and better as we’ve had the time and it will be at Dragon*Con itself! Many thanks to the folks at Dragon*Con who have worked with us to make this happen, as well as to Bill Atkinson, with the CDC who is the driving force behind the clinics we’re able to put together.