Furthering on from the previous post – “Case Study – Vitamin K”
Over 92% of Australian children are vaccinated to protect them against disease, however Northern NSW has one of the lowest child vaccination rates in the country.
VACCINE RATES in 2014 – 2015 – vaccination of five-year olds:
- 61% in Byron Bay
- 46.7% in Mullumbimby
The Australian Vaccination-sceptics Network is very active in northern NSW. They are neither ‘pro-vac’ or ‘anti-vac’ – but are ‘pro choice.’ The AVsN claim medical practitioners have a responsibility to inform each person of the side-effects of a vaccine, both good and bad, but they fail to do this.
What I gather from this site, is that networks and advocacy groups like the AVsN indirectly promote doubt in the minds of parents, and directly doubt the scientific processes behind immunisation.