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Vaccine disputes

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 07 July 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b2679

In this Features article by Rebecca Coombes we inserted a few clarifying words into a quote from Bruce Gellin, deputy assistant secretary for health and director of the National Vaccine Program Office in Washington, DC (BMJ 2009;338:b2435, doi:10.1136/bmj.b2435). Unfortunately our words did not clarify, as they confused polio with tuberculosis. The quote should have read: “People get further and further away from what these diseases are; they forget the importance of vaccines. They look at these black and white photographs of children [with polio] in an iron lung, and think ‘not relevant to me.’”


Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b2679

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