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Pro-Vaccine Messages Actually Backfire

Posted on Mar 13, 2014 in Medical Rewind, Vaccines

Public health messages aimed at boosting childhood vaccination rates may be backfiring, a new report finds. Current efforts that use scientific studies, vaccine facts and images and stories of disease-sickened kids actually increased fears about vaccine side effects among some parents. Even when they successfully refuted claims about a link between vaccines and autism, they made parents who were the most wary less inclined to inoculate their children. That’s according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, which raises questions about the effectiveness of well-funded...

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