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You	
  can	
  find	
  many	
  arguments	
  against	
  vaccinating	
  
your	
  children.	
  
In	
  the	
  end,	
  they	
  al...
‘A	
  vaccine	
  might	
  keep	
  you	
  safe	
  from	
  polio,	
  but	
  
what	
  else	
  is	
  it	
  doing	
  to	
  your...
Let’s	
  look	
  at	
  the	
  scientifically	
  
proven	
  side	
  effects.	
  
The	
  most	
  common	
  effects:	
  
Redness	
  and	
  
swelling	
  
around	
  the	
  
injection	
  site	
  
Fever	
  
Nau...
Less	
  than	
  10%	
  of	
  people	
  who	
  are	
  vaccinated	
  will	
  
experience	
  these	
  effects.	
  
The	
  least	
  common	
  effects:	
  
Vomiting	
  and	
  Diarrhea	
  
Muscle	
  and	
  joint	
  pain	
  
And…	
  possible	...
Some	
  vaccines	
  are	
  made	
  using	
  egg	
  protein	
  or	
  
antibiotics.	
  If	
  you	
  have	
  an	
  allergy	
 ...
You	
  can	
  prevent	
  these	
  kinds	
  of	
  reactions	
  by	
  
being	
  clear	
  with	
  your	
  doctor	
  about	
  ...
Children	
  should	
  remain	
  at	
  the	
  clinic	
  for	
  15	
  minutes	
  
after	
  a	
  new	
  vaccine	
  (as	
  chi...
Fewer	
  than	
  1	
  in	
  1,000,000	
  people	
  
will	
  experience	
  these	
  reactions.	
  
There	
  are	
  no	
  other	
  consistently,	
  
scientifically	
  proven	
  side	
  effects	
  of	
  vaccines.	
  
Links	
  between	
  vaccines	
  and	
  mental	
  health	
  
and	
  learning	
  disorders	
  have	
  been	
  claimed	
  –	
...
Accusations	
  of	
  ‘toxic’	
  or	
  ‘dangerous’	
  
chemicals	
  in	
  vaccines	
  have	
  been	
  made	
  –	
  all	
  
...
What	
  about	
  the	
  link	
  between	
  
vaccines	
  and	
  autism?	
  
Let’s	
  investigate.	
  
In	
  1998,	
  a	
  paper	
  was	
  published	
  in	
  the	
  medical	
  
journal,	
  Lancet,	
  in	
  the	
  UK.	
  
‘Ile...
Vaccines!
=
It	
  implied	
  a	
  link	
  between	
  vaccines	
  
and	
  autism.	
  
At	
  this	
  time,	
  the	
  internet	
  and	
  social	
  media	
  
were	
  growing	
  fast	
  in	
  power	
  and	
  influ...
Thanks	
  to	
  technology	
  and	
  the	
  media,	
  the	
  ideas	
  in	
  
the	
  paper	
  spread	
  far	
  and	
  wide....
People	
  became	
  afraid	
  that	
  vaccines	
  
would	
  give	
  their	
  children	
  autism.	
  	
  
The	
  scientific	
  community	
  tried	
  to	
  respond	
  by	
  
pointing	
  out	
  all	
  the	
  paper’s	
  flaws.	
  
Sm...
But	
  scientists	
  were	
  unable	
  to	
  reach	
  parents	
  
the	
  way	
  that	
  sensationalist	
  media	
  could.	...
So	
  scientists	
  set	
  to	
  work	
  to	
  try	
  to	
  
replicate	
  the	
  paper’s	
  findings.	
  
No	
  
evidence	
...
Autism	
  cases	
  have	
  increased	
  since	
  vaccines	
  
became	
  standard.	
  Some	
  claim	
  this	
  as	
  ‘proof...
No	
  causal	
  link	
  could	
  be	
  found.	
  Autism	
  is	
  simply	
  
better	
  understood	
  today.	
  More	
  chil...
Despite	
  the	
  overwhelming	
  consistency	
  of	
  the	
  
scientists’	
  results,	
  it	
  took	
  10	
  years	
  for...
The	
  General	
  Medical	
  Council	
  conducted	
  a	
  
Fitness	
  to	
  Practise	
  hearing	
  involving	
  the	
  
au...
It	
  caused	
  the	
  paper	
  to	
  be	
  retracted	
  as	
  
fraudulent	
  and	
  scientifically	
  and	
  ethically	
  ...
Ten	
  out	
  of	
  the	
  twelve	
  authors	
  
retracted	
  their	
  claims.	
  
But	
  Andrew	
  Wakefield,	
  one	
  of	
  the	
  authors,	
  
still	
  pushes	
  his	
  views	
  in	
  public	
  today.	
...
He	
  has	
  never	
  attempted	
  to	
  replicate	
  or	
  
explain	
  clearly	
  his	
  beliefs.	
  
In	
  the	
  last	
  two	
  decades,	
  unfounded	
  fear	
  of	
  
vaccines	
  has	
  spread	
  across	
  the	
  develope...
Measles,	
  which	
  was	
  nearly	
  eradicated	
  in	
  
the	
  UK,	
  is	
  now	
  endemic	
  again	
  in	
  England	
 ...
Thousands	
  of	
  children	
  are	
  being	
  put	
  at	
  risk	
  by	
  parents	
  
who	
  think	
  they	
  are	
  doing...
It	
  is	
  essential	
  for	
  parents	
  to	
  get	
  the	
  correct	
  
information,	
  to	
  protect	
  their	
  child...
Want	
  to	
  know	
  more	
  about	
  vaccinations?	
  Listen	
  to	
  this	
  
podcast	
  episode:	
  
http://parentreso...
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Many anti-vaccination campaigners claim that vaccines are having detrimental effects on our bodies. But what is the scientific evidence for their claims? This presentation discusses the science, the risks and the myths surrounding vaccines and their effects on individuals.

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Vaccines: The Effects and Risks

  1. 1. You  can  find  many  arguments  against  vaccinating   your  children.   In  the  end,  they  all  boil  down  to  one  thing…  
  2. 2. ‘A  vaccine  might  keep  you  safe  from  polio,  but   what  else  is  it  doing  to  your  body?’  
  3. 3. Let’s  look  at  the  scientifically   proven  side  effects.  
  4. 4. The  most  common  effects:   Redness  and   swelling   around  the   injection  site   Fever   Nausea  Headaches   Tiredness  
  5. 5. Less  than  10%  of  people  who  are  vaccinated  will   experience  these  effects.  
  6. 6. The  least  common  effects:   Vomiting  and  Diarrhea   Muscle  and  joint  pain   And…  possible  allergic  reactions  
  7. 7. Some  vaccines  are  made  using  egg  protein  or   antibiotics.  If  you  have  an  allergy  to  these,   you  could  have  a  reaction  to  a  vaccine.  
  8. 8. You  can  prevent  these  kinds  of  reactions  by   being  clear  with  your  doctor  about  any   allergies  you  have.  
  9. 9. Children  should  remain  at  the  clinic  for  15  minutes   after  a  new  vaccine  (as  children  are  still   discovering  any  allergies  they  might  have).  
  10. 10. Fewer  than  1  in  1,000,000  people   will  experience  these  reactions.  
  11. 11. There  are  no  other  consistently,   scientifically  proven  side  effects  of  vaccines.  
  12. 12. Links  between  vaccines  and  mental  health   and  learning  disorders  have  been  claimed  –   with  no  causal  evidence.  
  13. 13. Accusations  of  ‘toxic’  or  ‘dangerous’   chemicals  in  vaccines  have  been  made  –  all   without  scientific  foundation.   What’s  the   agenda?   Where’s  the   money?  
  14. 14. What  about  the  link  between   vaccines  and  autism?  
  15. 15. Let’s  investigate.  
  16. 16. In  1998,  a  paper  was  published  in  the  medical   journal,  Lancet,  in  the  UK.   ‘Ileal lymphoid nodular hyperplasia, non- specific colitis, and pervasive developmental disorder in children.’
  17. 17. Vaccines! = It  implied  a  link  between  vaccines   and  autism.  
  18. 18. At  this  time,  the  internet  and  social  media   were  growing  fast  in  power  and  influence.  
  19. 19. Thanks  to  technology  and  the  media,  the  ideas  in   the  paper  spread  far  and  wide.  
  20. 20. People  became  afraid  that  vaccines   would  give  their  children  autism.    
  21. 21. The  scientific  community  tried  to  respond  by   pointing  out  all  the  paper’s  flaws.   Small  Case   Studies   It  Relied  on   Parental  Recall   and  Beliefs   It  Linked  Three   Common   Conditions   No  Controls   Whatsoever!   It  Provided   NO  Hard   Evidence  
  22. 22. But  scientists  were  unable  to  reach  parents   the  way  that  sensationalist  media  could.   BLAH  BLAH   BLAH  BLAH!   Blah  blah   blah…  
  23. 23. So  scientists  set  to  work  to  try  to   replicate  the  paper’s  findings.   No   evidence   found.   No   evidence   found.   No   evidence   found.   No   evidence   found.   No   evidence   found.   No   evidence   found.  
  24. 24. Autism  cases  have  increased  since  vaccines   became  standard.  Some  claim  this  as  ‘proof’   that  vaccines  cause  autism.   Vaccines   Given   Autism   Cases   Connection?  
  25. 25. No  causal  link  could  be  found.  Autism  is  simply   better  understood  today.  More  children  are  being   diagnosed,  who  would  once  have  been  missed.  
  26. 26. Despite  the  overwhelming  consistency  of  the   scientists’  results,  it  took  10  years  for  the  General   Medical  Council  to  act  on  the  paper  which  started  it  all.  
  27. 27. The  General  Medical  Council  conducted  a   Fitness  to  Practise  hearing  involving  the   authors  of  the  autism  paper.  
  28. 28. It  caused  the  paper  to  be  retracted  as   fraudulent  and  scientifically  and  ethically   flawed.  
  29. 29. Ten  out  of  the  twelve  authors   retracted  their  claims.  
  30. 30. But  Andrew  Wakefield,  one  of  the  authors,   still  pushes  his  views  in  public  today.  
  31. 31. He  has  never  attempted  to  replicate  or   explain  clearly  his  beliefs.  
  32. 32. In  the  last  two  decades,  unfounded  fear  of   vaccines  has  spread  across  the  developed   world.  
  33. 33. Measles,  which  was  nearly  eradicated  in   the  UK,  is  now  endemic  again  in  England   and  Wales.  
  34. 34. Thousands  of  children  are  being  put  at  risk  by  parents   who  think  they  are  doing  the  right  thing  due  to   incorrect  or  insufficient  information.  
  35. 35. It  is  essential  for  parents  to  get  the  correct   information,  to  protect  their  children  and   everyone  else  from  preventable  disease.  
  36. 36. Want  to  know  more  about  vaccinations?  Listen  to  this   podcast  episode:   http://parentresourcecentre.com/podcast-­‐15-­‐vaccinations/     Want  Emily  M  Morgan  to  speak  to  your  audience  about   helping  parents  become  informed?  Contact  her:   !  writetoemhere@gmail.com   !  http://emilymmorgan.com/speaker/   Want  to  find  out  more  for  Informed  Parents?  Visit:   http://www.parentresourcecentre.com    

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