Vaccinations at Dragon*Con

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.

Check out some of the photos from last year below the fold!



Check out my Flickr Stream for more!


Maria D'Souza grew up in different countries around the world, including Hong Kong, Trinidad, and Kenya and it shows. She currently lives in the Bay Area and has an unhealthy affection for science fiction, Neil Gaiman and all things Muppet.

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  1. Did not know that the Weeping Angels can spread Pertussis. Is it only when we’re not looking at them?

    Mmmm…quantum locked diseases

  2. I got my photo taken as a Big Pharma DisInformation Agent getting vaccinated!

    Cuz, c’mon, how could I not?

  3. Wish I could join, gonna miss Dragon*Con again this year. Blink is probably one of my all time favorite Dr. Who episodes if only because the Weeping Angels were the creepiest monster I had seen on TV or Film in a very long time.

  4. Thanks for the great pix! The angel one is the BEST! My geek and public health nursey heart pumps proud and happy!

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