Spokane Rotary Club 21 has invited faculty, staff and students at the WSU College of Nursing to a free film showing and panel discussion on vaccinations next Tuesday.

  • What: Screening of a one-hour documentary about the man who developed more than 40 vaccines, estimated to have saved 8 million lives each year – “Hilleman: A Perilous Quest to Save the World’s Children.” The screening will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session with area healthcare professionals Deb Harper, pediatrician; Gretchen LaSalle, physician; and Kari Lidbeck, director of immunizations at the Spokane Regional Health District.
  • When: Tues., Sept. 24, 7-9 p.m.
  • Where: Downtown Spokane Library, 3rd Floor

Maurice Hilleman was a microbiologist who specialized in vaccinology and developed over 40 vaccines. He developed eight vaccines that are routinely recommended today: measles, mumps, Hep A, Hep B, chickenpox, meningitis, pneumonia, and Hib. He grew up in a farm family in Miles City, Montana, and is a graduate of Montana State University.

For more information contact Kevin Berkompas, Rotary Club 21 Vaccination Committee Chair, (509) 202-9933, or kevin.berkompas@gmail.com