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nynaeve_sedai wrote in pro_vax

If there's a particular topic you'd like information on, please feel free to ask a question and I'll keep an ear to the ground for information (I have a lot of places to look!)

General Pro-Vax
The Most Important Conversation: How to Persuade a Friend to Vaccinate - Pretty straightforward. I admit, I'm not as good at this as I would like to be.
The Top Six LEAST Logical Anti-Vax Arguments - In the end, maybe the anti-vax movement is really the conspiracy ;)
8 Reasons You're Wrong About Not Vaccinating Your Daughter - This is response to another article in which a dad claims he isn't going to vax his little girl and why.
Adventures in Peaceful Parenting (tumblr) - A crunchy mom explains how she went from being anti-vaccine to pro-vaccine, and what that meant for relationships.

Benefits of Vaccines
The Unbelievable Impact of Vaccines - It's a fancy graphic that puts things in perspective.
The Vaccination Effect: 100 Million Cases of Infectious Diseases Prevented

Delayed Vax
Cashing in on Fear: The Danger of Dr. Sears - Sears panders to the fears of parents instead of dealing with them and that's dangerous (and clearly lucrative).

Vaccines & Autism
The Facts in the Case of Andrew Wakefield - From right here on LJ, tallguywrites creates a graphic novel to explain how Wakefield's lies happened (and why they're lies).

Vaccines & Safety
VAERS a Few Things We Need to Discuss - Typically vaccine deniers will point to VAERS as "proof" and this article explains what VAERS actually is and why the raw data isn't "proof".

Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
FDA Study Explains Rise in Pertussis Rates - The acellular (part of the DTaP and the Tdap) is not as effective as the old whole cellular (DTP).

And finally, I'm going to share this from a campaign in Australia:

(You can find more here)


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