[ASC-list] Raising vaccination rates

Lamberts Rod rod.lamberts at anu.edu.au
Tue Feb 11 23:49:40 UTC 2014

Hoo yeah, cos nothing changes an entrenched values-based position like a giant hailstorm of facts…

On 12 Feb 2014, at 10:09 am, Adam Barclay <Adam.Barclay at crccare.com> wrote:

> Hello all,
> Interesting report in The Age this morning on efforts to increase vaccination rates in Victoria:http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/state-rejects-noimmunisation-nochildcare-plan-20140211-32g2o.html
> This sentence in particular raised an eyebrow: “Mr Davis [Vic Health Minister] said there was always a small group of parents who objected to immunisation but many could change their minds if given more information.”
> While there’s a place for simple information provision, I don’t imagine this approach will work particularly well with die-hard anti-vax parents. Pity the minister wasn’t at last week’s conference…
> Cheers,
> Adam
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