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Debates over vaccination: the view from China

Thursday 15 March: 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Whipple Museum of the History of Science, Free School Lane, CB2 3RH

Public conflicts over mandatory vaccination measures have a much longer history than the casual news reader might imagine. Long before Andrew Wakefield's fraudulent work sparked controversies over vaccines in the Anglophone world around the year 2000, people feared and resisted mandatory immunization measures against smallpox and other diseases. The history of anti-vaccination movements is fairly well studied in the case of the United States, Western Europe, and their colonial holdings; what does the history of immunization policy in modern China add to our understanding of this topic?

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