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Letters Vaccine hesitancy

Vaccine hesitancy: misinformation on social media

BMJ 2019; 366 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l4457 (Published 03 July 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l4457
  1. Jack J Broadbent, fourth year medical student
  1. Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London E1 2AD, UK
  1. j.j.broadbent{at}smd16.qmul.ac.uk

Not that long ago, infectious disease was a pervasive fear in the minds of parents. Vaccines were embraced and brought along a new age of medicine. The fear that once gripped parents is no more. Infectious diseases are out of sight and out of mind, replaced by reports on side effects and additives, which leave many wondering if all these …

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