Science Facts: Vaccines

Use these facts when talking with friends and family who don’t “believe” in vaccinating their children.

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Do you have friends and family who refuse to get vaccinated? These resources are fact-checked and backed up by experts. Use them to help have a productive conversation about vaccines with your loved ones.


Source: Paul Offit On The Anti-Vaccine Movement

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Source: Parents Protest Increase In Required Vaccinations

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Source: How Vaccines Work

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Card that says "did you know the fundamental purpose of a vaccine is to administer it before one is at risk for the disease in question."

Source: Debunking False Vaccine Claim

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Card that says "did you know scientists aren't sure what causes autism, so it's impossible to prove vaccines are a factor."

Source: Debunking False Vaccine Claim

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Card that says "did you know polio had been eradicated in the United States and reduced by 99% worldwide due to vaccines."

Source: WHO Poliomyelitis (Polio)

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