The Vaccination Controversy
- Myth #1: “Vaccination causes significant death and disability .” Truth #1: “Vaccines are genuinely safe.”
- Myth #2: “Evidence suggests that vaccination is an unreliable means of preventing disease.” Truth #2: “Vaccines are very effective…”
- Myth #3: “It is unclear what impact vaccines had on infectious disease declines which occurred throughout this century”. Truth #3: “Vaccines are the main reason for low disease rates today”.
- Myth #4: “Vaccination is not based on sound immunisation theory and practise”. Truth #4: “Vaccination is based on sound immunisation theory and practice”.
- Myth #5: “Dangers of childhood diseases are greatly exaggerated in order to scare parents into compliance with a questionable but profitable procedure.” Truth #5: “Childhood diseases are extremely dangerous.”
- Myth #6: “Vaccines caused substantial increases in polio after years of steady declines, and they are the sole cause of polio in the US today.” Truth #6: “Polio was one of the clearly great vaccination success stories…”
- Myth #7: “The long term adverse effects of vaccinations have been virtually ignored, in spite of strong correlations with many chronic conditions.” Truth #7: “My child had no short-term reaction to vaccination, there is nothing to worry about.”
- Myth #8: “Documented safe and effective alternatives to vaccination have been available for decades but suppressed by the medical establishment” Truth #8: “Vaccines are the only disease prevention option available…”
- Myth #9: “Vaccination is unavoidable” Truth #9: “Vaccinations can be avoided”
- Myth #10: “Public health officials do not always place health above all other concerns.” Truth #10: “Public health officials should always place the health of the general public as their utmost concern.”
- This site has introduced you to the controversy surrounding vaccination, which you can see is a complicated one. Whileyour decision whether or not to vaccinate your child is a personal one, you must not forget your responsibility to thehealth of your child and the rest of the community.
- Your decision must be an informed one, and we suggest that youseek advice from your child’s paediatrician and read the literature available. Look for literature with credibility, that whichis from a non-biased point of view and that in which the author has a sound medical background
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