Tuesday, July 31, 2012

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

The title says it all, tomorrow, National Immunization Awareness Month starts and Just the Vax will support vaccination awareness by blogging daily on vaccine related issues. Since a daily blog is about 30x the frequency of our usual activity, some posts might just be a "read this today" reference to other people's blogs. So let's warm up with this post by Orac over at Respectful Insolence, who today exposes Joe Mercola's typical anti-vaccine cherry picking and distortion of data:

Joe Mercola attacks vaccinations again. Film at 11.

and as a reminder why immunization awareness is really important - pertussis soars in the UK with 5 dead babies this year to date:

Whooping cough outbreak spreads to very young babies