Muddied waters: setting the record straight about MMR vaccinations and autism

There’s a temporal link between autism being diagnosed and children getting several vaccinations. Photo credit: nealeanddalissa/Flickr The lack of scientific literacy in the media causes much harm to public understanding of the role and importance of vaccines. The latest instance revives the same old fears using the same formula that…

Important information for parents: the facts about vaccination.

Immunisation saves lives. Since the humble observations about cowpox made by Edward Jenner in the 1700s, vaccination programs have saved millions of lives and dramatically decreased child mortality and suffering. Diseases such as smallpox are now consigned to history, while polio has virtually disappeared. But sadly there are some people…