Australia’s Anti Vaccination group, the Australian Vaccination Network are doing a seminar tomorrow in Perth. They like to claim they give parents both sides of the vaccination “debate” to “let them decide”, a statement I covered in yesterday’s post. However, I am yet to see them give any positive information on vaccines. As a matter of fact, the only information I have seen from them on vaccines has been completely wrong. This is quite disturbing for a group who claims to be the “vaccination watchdog”, and run by someone who claims to be “the leading expert in Australia on vaccines”.
Also as I said yesterday, you cannot give information and misinformation on equal platters and ask people to decide for themselves. That’s just unproductive and dangerous as it gives people the false impression that the misinformation is justified and supported. So, to counter the misinformation and blatant lies by the AVN in tomorrow’s seminar, a website has been launched specifically to correct the AVN’s incorrect claims.
I am quite confident saying blatant lies, as the AVN have been corrected numerous times in person, at antivaxxers.com, on facebook and on their own mailing lists yet they still give out their misinformation.
So please, if you want information with any semblance of accuracy, stay as far away from the AVN as you can. They misinform, they lie, and they’re just plain wrong. Please, check out some credible sources for your information such as the sites listed below.