The Genepool Productions documentary Jabbed: Love, Fear and Vaccines will be airing tomorrow on Australia’s SBS at 8:30pm. Our friendly neighborhood Token Skeptic Kylie Sturgess is hoping to live blog it for those of us unlucky enough to be stranded on another continent.
Here’s the trailer. Looks … well, quite frightening, actually:
To vaccinate, or not? What would you do to protect the ones you love?
Diseases that were largely eradicated forty years ago are returning. Across the world children are getting sick and dying from preventable conditions because nervous parents are skipping their children’s shots. And it’s not just kids: adults, too, are being hard hit. Yet the stories of vaccine reactions are frightening, with rare cases of people being damaged, even killed, by vaccines. How do we decide whether to vaccinate or not, and what are the real risks? JABBED, made by 2012 Emmy Award-winning Australian documentary filmmaker Sonya Pemberton, travels the globe to look at the real science behind vaccinations, tracks real epidemics, and investigates the real cost of opting out. Talking with vaccine-makers, alternative healers, psychologists, anthropologists, and parents, the film posing the potent question: what would you do to protect the ones you love? Two years in the making JABBED will confound your expectations, whatever your position on the most important and divisive public health question of the decade.
Kylie has also interviewed Prof. Peter Richmond of the Vaccine Trial Group in Perth on her podcast. Thanks to her for going out of her way to draw attention to a vital issue.