Anti-vax lobby countered with patient guide

Doctors will be able to give parents an easy-to-read guide to the science behind immunisation after peak health groups banded together to counter persistent “misinformation”.

Launched on Monday, the booklet was published by the Australian Academy of Science and funded by the Department of Health and Ageing with the support of the AMA.

It was prepared by a working party overseen by former Australian of the Year Professor Ian Frazer, as well as Professor