Today, Pediatric Alliance begins the third week of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ eight-week social media campaign highlighting the importance and success of childhood vaccinations. Follow all our posts every day on Facebook and Twitter.
The comic below by Maki Naro tells the story of how vaccines work, why high rates of vaccination protect everyone while low rates put some at great risk, and the ongoing campaign of science and vaccine denialism. Led by false experts and conspiracy theorists, the anti-vaccine movement aims to sow confusion and fear in parents who really want nothing more than to see their children live long, prosperous, and healthy lives.
Wednesday on The PediaBlog, we’ll discover how scientists try to stay one step ahead of the influenza virus each year, and how vaccine opponents (so-called vaccine denialists or “anti-vaxxers”) were able to hijack important space between our ears.