Jab concerns vs evidence

The rise of anti-vaccination sentiment, clouded by emotion and innuendo but untroubled by scientific rigour, should be of concern to all healthcare practitioners.

It is my impression that the numbers of children who are unnecessarily developing vaccine-preventable diseases and their consequences because of scientifically unfounded parental beliefs may be increasing.

It is something that general practitioners, community nurses and paediatricians need to make the time to address in a non