Are Vaccines Safe For Your Children?

Ask Allison Hagood and Stacy Herlihy about Vaccine Safety

They are the authors of Your Baby's Best Shot: Why Vaccines Are Safe and Save Lives, and they will be Desiree's guests on Skeptically Speaking.

This week, we’re looking at the science – and pseudoscience – that affects the healthcare decisions parents make for their children, and women make for themselves. We’re joined by Allison Hagood and Stacy Herlihy, to talk about their book Your Baby’s Best Shot: Why Vaccines are Safe and Save Lives. And on the podcast, we’re joined by founder Rebecca Watson, to talk about pseudoscience that’s targeted and marketed specifically at women.

We record live with Allison Hagood and Stacy Herlihy on Sunday, October 7 at 6 pm MT. The podcast will be available to download at 9 pm MT on Friday, October 12.

Details and links here. Also, that link will have the podcast download when it is prepared.

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Thanks for the heads up.

FYI, there's a poll floating around on about vaccines (full disclosure - I started it). It's been hijacked by anti-vaxxers. Responders are asked to finish the sentence: "If I had a young child I would give my child...". Currently 47% are answering "No vaccines at all. I would get a religious/philosophical exemption. I may vaccinate my child homoeopathically."

It's a silly poll, not scientific in any way and essentially pointless. However, the comments are lively and the antivaxxers as rabid as they get. And it's alway better when they don't win.

So, if you can help, please let people know about it. Thanks.

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