Anti-vaxxers and me - an Aussie GP

Dr Craig Lilienthal reveals how he unwittingly got caught up in the anti-vaccination debate

To parody one of our politicians, namely Christophe Pyne, I must state that I am a vaccinator. I vaccinate people. This article is a chronology of how the anti-vaccinators tried to drag me onto their side of the argument.


There is no argument. There is no science to support the views of anti-vaccinators. The earth is not flat. Here is my story.

The chronology:

My first encounter with anti-vaxxers was as a high school student in the late 1950s. During one of the Christmas holidays I worked in a small factory alongside the son of the