Top 10 Anti-Vaccine Arguments Debunked

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In this video we respond to ten of the most common anti-vaccine arguments we see on the internet and in everyday life.
The arguments covered are…
– Vaccines are ineffective.
– Death rates declined well before the vaccine was released.
– There are no independent studies supporting vaccines.
– If vaccines are effective then people shouldn’t be concerned about unvaccinated children in schools.
– Pharmaceutical companies don’t care about the efficacy of vaccines, they only care about money.
– Vaccines cause autism.
– Vaccines contain dangerous (untested) chemicals.
– Vaccines cause more harm than good.
– Vaccine preventable diseases are no longer a risk in my country, so why should I vaccinate?
– My friends child got vaccinated and then X happened.

Reference list
-Institute of Vaccine Safety (Vaccine database)
-The Vaccine Page (Vaccine database)
-Centrewatch (Medical/drug database)
-Immunisation Coalition (information database)
-Influenza Specialist Group (Influenza discussion papers)
-Medscape (Measles, medical practice essentials) (Vaccine effectiveness)
-Vaccine Immunology Chp2 (How vaccines work)
-World Health Organisation (Vaccine effectiveness and mortality)
-Measles epidemiology (Decline in death rates prior to vaccine);102/4/341&cited-by=yes&legid=amjepid;102/4/341
-World Health Organisation (Measles fact sheet)
-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (DTaP information)
-Vermont Department of Health (Whooping cough fact sheet)
-Skeptical Raptor (Big-Pharma profits, article)

-PubMed (Measles treatment costing)
-US Food & Drug Administration (Thimerosal in vaccines)
-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Measles transmission)
-Science Daily (MMR vaccine information)
-CentersforDiseaseControl&Prevention(Thimerosal &vaccine safety)
-US Food & Drug Safety Association (Formaldehyde vaccine safety)
-Science Based Medicine (Vaccine effectiveness article)

-World Health Organisation (Positive impact of vaccines, world)
-American Academy of Paediatrics (Vaccine safety)
-ABC Science (Debunked, vaccines & autism, News article) (How vaccines work)
-World Health Organisation (Misconceptions about immunisation)
-Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (Disease mortality, pre/post vaccines)
-Journal of Pediatrics (Vaccine components not linked to autism)
-Trinity Student Medical Journal (MMR vaccine comparative complications)
-Clinical Infectious Disease (Vaccines and autism)
-World Health Organisation (Vaccine complication rates)
-National Center for Immunisation Research & Surveillance (Thimerosal)

Thanks for watching!

– R & J