Publication date: 
May 2013
Last updated: 
18 December 2017
Publication type: 
Intended audience: 
Health professionals

Vaccination has been repeatedly demonstrated to be one of the most effective interventions to prevent disease worldwide. Vaccination currently saves an estimated three million lives per year throughout the world.  However, in some instances, concerns about the safety of certain vaccines have led to downturns in vaccination rates and outbreaks of disease.

This booklet provides the facts in response to some of the common myths and concerns that health professionals may encounter when discussing vaccinations with parents or patients.

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