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Facebook ad claiming that vaccines can kill is banned by UK regulator

BMJ 2018; 363 doi: (Published 07 November 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k4720
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled that a Facebook advertisement paid for by a US based antivaccination campaign group, which featured a picture of a baby with his eyes closed should not appear again.

The ad, posted for Stop Mandatory Vaccination, founded by Larry Cook, a Los Angeles based author and “natural living” advocate, stated, “Parents, not only can any vaccine given at any age kill your child, but if this unthinkable tragedy does occur, doctors will dismiss it as ‘sudden infant death syndrome’ (SIDS). If you are on the fence about vaccinating, read this story …

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