Evanston Public Library and Northwestern University’s Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities present a discussion on the ethics, science and fears of vaccination with Eula Biss and Laurie Zoloth at 7 p.m. on Oct. 13 in the Community Meeting Room of the Main Library, 1703 Orrington Ave. 

People avoid vaccinations for various reasons, ranging from fear that vaccines will damage their immune systems to suspicions about components in the vaccines. Ms. Biss and Professor Zoloth will address the ethics of vaccine refusal, the fears surrounding vaccination, and the idea that for others access to vaccination remains an unrealized goal.

This discussion is part of the Evanston Northwestern Humanities Lectures Series (ENHLS), a partnership of Evanston Public Library and the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities. 

The series brings members of the Northwestern faculty to share and discuss cutting-edge research with the public. This year ENHLS will explore topics related to health. On Nov. 12, the series will present “Irrational Fear? The Meanings of Hypochondria,” with Catherine Belling.

Participants can register online at epl.org or call 847-448-8620.