Huge increases in parents who refuse to vaccinate their childrenSubmitted by Bob-45 on Mon, 11/26/2012 - 00:22
Posted by: Ellen Feely | 26 November, 2012 - 11:46 AM
Neil Mitchell says actions of parents who refuse to vaccinate tantamount to child abuse. (Photo: Greg Newington)
The medical community has called for the anti-immunisation lobby to wind back its efforts after figures showed the number of parents refusing to vaccinate their children has increased six fold.
The Academy of Science, supported by the Australian Medical Association, is today launching a 20-page booklet to explain the benefits of immunisation and try to debunk common myths.
Neil Mitchell has said that in his non-expert view, the actions taken by parents who refuse to vaccinate their children is ‘tantamount to child abuse’.