NORTHERN suburbs residents have been targeted by anti-vaccine campaigners, with pamphlets dropped in letterboxes.
The pamphlets, which feature questions including “is the HPV vaccine causing infertility” and “do vaccines cause autism” have been slammed by medical professionals.
Australian Medical Association NT president Robert Parker said the pamphlets were dangerous as they were factually incorrect.
“Vaccines have had a massive effect on improving children’s health,” he said.
“100 years ago we had diphtheria and measles. People forget these things existed because now we have vaccines for them.”
Dr Parker said he uses one particular story to try to convince nonbelievers to vaccinate their children. “The story I tell is of a woman who refuses to give her child the rubella vaccine,” he said.
“20 years on, that child gets pregnant, and while pregnant she gets a rubella infection....
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