Curious Reactions: Vaccines and Social Response

February 2, 2021 - 6:00pm

Mendocino College Symposium

At Mendocino College part of our Mission is to be an, “intellectual, economic and cultural anchor for the region” and it is our responsibility and honor to act in a leading public role in the district. Many Americans today are standing up demanding change throughout the US and in our own communities.  This is not an easy time, but it is an important one.  Change is needed, open, honest discussions are needed, research and soul searching are needed. 

To better serve our community we would like to begin a public lecture series focused on our social and community challenges. This could both feature our professors speaking on topics of interest/research for them and invited speakers from the community or outside sharing their experiences and expertise.  These lectures would be a forum for our students and our community to explore the challenges facing our home and our country.  A chance to learn, to examine and to grow in positive and meaningful ways and hopefully strive for a more equitable world where we come closer to achieving the promises of the American Dream for equality, justice and opportunity in our community.

Announcing our third virtual Lecture in this series to be held on February 2 at 6 pm:

Visit for direct Zoom links to the webinar!

Curious Reactions: Vaccines and Social Response

The aim of this audacious and overly ambitious presentation is to explore some of the social responses to vaccination that we have been grappling with since the earliest attempts were made to create vaccines. We will also evaluate how present-day vaccines work and discuss some common contemporary concerns of vaccination including those related to COVID 19.

Speaker Bio:

Larry Aguirre has BA in Anthropology, Sociology, and History, from University of Redlands, a Master of Science in Physician Assistant in primary care and in 2020 completed a Doctor in Medical Science.  He has also completed a Fellowship in psychiatry through UC Davis. 

Dr. Aguirre is a Captain in the Army National Guard and practices medicine in our community as well as teaching Health for Mendocino College.