Battling anti-vaxxers won't boost uptake: expert

Adversarial approaches to anti-vaccination activists may do more harm than good and are not the best way to address low vaccination rates, a vaccine researcher says.

Taking direction action such as boycotts against anti-vaccine groups may only give them more publicity and alienate parents who are ‘vaccine hesitant' rather having entrenched views, according to Associate Professor Julie Leask of the School of Public Health at the University of Sydney.

In a paper published this week, Professor Leask (pictured) argued that Australia's