Vaccination Misinformation – AVN Seminars In Western Australia On NOT Vaccinating

Today is World Polio Day – 24th October 2011. Tomorrow, a notorious anti-vaccination group will be heading to my town.

If you want to challenge anti-vaccination proponents – don’t get mad. Get the facts out. There may very well be members of the public who are seeking information and may need some pointers, rather than Meryl Dorey and the AVN’s misinformation.

This was why I created the website called Australian Vaccination Network’s Seminar on Vaccination: Making The Right Choice. This was a website called ‘Vaccination Facts‘, which created by me back in 2010. It’s now been reworked to provide information to the public in 2011.

When I last attended an AVN seminar in 2010, I live-blogged the proceedings – taking notes of all the claims that were made. About a month later, I also attended the WA Telethon lecture:

Live-Blogging The Telethon Institution Lecture On Vaccination. The Experts. The Facts.

This is the page that was created by the Telethon Institution from the lecture – there’s also recordings and a film:

Audio (mp3)
Fiona Stanley - Professor Fiona Stanley is the Director of the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research. She is a Professor in the School of Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of Western Australia.
Deborah Lehmann - Clinical Associate Professor Deborah Lehmann.
Bruce Langoulant - Chairman, The Meningitis Centre.

If you are wishing to protest or raise awareness of this group’s claims – the AVN are ALSO appearing at the Conscious Living Expo doing 3 talks (Friday, Saturday and Sunday this week) as well as in Jurien Bay and Geraldton next week on the 2nd and 3rd of November.

If you are seeking to encourage people to get the correct information, direct them to the WA Health site first and foremost. There are also a number of  updated pages on the Australian Vaccination Network’s Seminar on Vaccination: Making The Right Choice and please send the site further links to help improve its content.

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