The screening of a controversial anti-vaccination documentary at Mullumbimby’s Civic Hall brought a string of angry complaints from vaccination advocates who said it should not have been shown at a Council-owned venue.
Warren Kennedy, Mullumbimby. Meryl Dorey’s piece AVN replies to Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box demonstrates that deniers of climate change and vaccinations have much in common. Certainly their uses of ‘facts’ are equally loose. Nothing demonstrates this more than her reference... Read More →
Local preschools have been inundated with calls from the parents of unvaccinated children trying to enrol their kids in care before tough new vaccination rules come into effect on December 31.
When we hear phrases like vaccine objection, vaccine refusal and anti-vaxxers, it’s easy to assume these are new labels used in today’s childhood vaccination debates. But there’s a long history of opposition to childhood vaccination dating back to 1796.
The north coast’s low vaccination rates for one, two and five year-olds is a concern for NSW Labor Walt Secord, after the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare released data today (June 8) on national vaccination rates in 2015-16. Sydney’s... Read More →
David Ashton, Mullumbimby. Isn’t it ironic that in a week when the anti-vaxxers are in full flight we have a serious outbreak of whooping cough in our area. Congratulations Dr Douglas. You have sent a clear message. Vaccinations save lives.... Read More →
Doug Moss, Byron Bay. In the interests of balance in the debate, I’ll offer a different perspective to that often stated by anti-vaxxers. But first, it’s right to acknowledge that both sides of the debate are motivated by the well-being... Read More →
Bangalow-based anti-vaccination group the Australian Vaccination-skeptics Network (AVN) will be forced to produce records of its fundraising activities as part of a Fair Trading investigation confirmed last week.
A seven-year-old girl from the north coast remains in a critical condition in Brisbane’s Lady Cilento Hospital after she contracted tetanus late last week. The girl had not been vaccinated against the disease, prompting specialists to speak out.