Monthly Archives: September 2010

Of course in a crisis such as this the anti-vaccination groups have a field day. This is not to say that I think we should ignore occurrences where a vaccine has shown to have adverse reactions,  but the lack of … Continue reading

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On the 23 April 2010 the TGA released a media statement regarding the adverse reactions of children < 5 years of age to the seasonal flu vaccine and their advisement for GPs to cease administration of the vaccine to this age … Continue reading

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As discussed above, there have recently been reports in the Australian and overseas media of an increased risk of febrile convulsions in young children following this season’s flu vaccination. Initially observed in Western Australia in April 2010, the TGA quickly … Continue reading

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I found the picture below while searching for information on how different groups within the vaccine controversy define risk. As a mother of two growing boys I find these images quite disturbing and they are definitely successful in provoking an … Continue reading

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 On the other side of the debate, of course, are the anti-vaccination lobbyists. Communicating risk of vaccination effectively is critical to the success of these advocacy groups. The advances in communication technology have allowed for huge amounts of information to … Continue reading

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Risky business

Discussions on whether or not vaccination is a benefit to the public are often associated with how the risk of a particular vaccination program is communicated.  Risk of vaccination is generally communicated to the public from so-called experts within the … Continue reading

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Communication of vaccination rates and the benefits associated with a supported vaccination program appear to me to be clear and undisputable. Take for example a recent discussion on the ABC program, The World Today, regarding the positive data showing reduced … Continue reading

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