Immunizations are still a hot topic. People just don’t seem to fully trust them and because of this there are many myths. Immunize BC is a great resource for learning about vaccines and has some great ideas for talking to the public.
Some myths that are dispelled on the site are:
Vaccines cause autism – The study that led people to believe this has been discredited
Even if the risk from a vaccine is tiny, why take it when a child's health is at stake? – The risk of contracting one of these diseases is much greater; some of them can even cause death in children.
Why immunize my kids against diseases that aren't around any more? – It may seem like these diseases aren’t around because vaccines have kept them at bay but there is actually a measles outbreak in the Fraser Valley right now.
For more myths and for more information about immunizations check out http://immunizebc.ca/facts-on-immunity/answering-myths