Kylie Sturgess

The AVN 2011 – Perth Lectures In October and November

In Health on October 24, 2011 at 11:41 am

Dear Readers,

In response to Meryl Dorey and the AVN coming to Perth on October 25th and other dates in the state during October/November 2011 – this blogpost was created.

Please read the pages that are featured, including: Vaccines – Why?

Child Vaccination Rates Plunge – The West Australian Newspaper, May 28th, 2010.

The WA Flu Vaccine Under-5 Program.

Vaccine Studies – Examine The Evidence (pdf).

As a part of investigating the information that is being given by the AVN, a blogpost will be documenting the visit. Thanks for your interest, and please check out the links that are given.

Call For Renewed Global Commitment on World Polio Day – 24th October 2011

In Health on October 24, 2011 at 10:00 am

ABC RadioMonday marks World Polio Day, a day set aside to remember the disease that threatens children with paralysis, sometimes even death.

Twenty years ago, polio killed or paralysed 350,000 children each year worldwide. 

Since then, lifesaving vaccines have dramatically reduced the spread of polio with 99 percent of the world free from the disease. But a recent outbreak in China, as well as persistent challenges in Africa and Pakistan, show that polio is still a serious threat.

ABC1 LATELINE Expose On The AVN – NSW Health Care Commission Ruling

In Health on July 12, 2010 at 12:55 pm

Breaking news! The complaint to the NSW State Government-funded Health Care Complaints commission (HCCC) has been successfully upheld! Now the AVN has to feature disclaimers on their website.

It’s only just showing on ABC1’s Lateline program over in the Eastern States – if you’re in Western Australia, it’ll be screened at 10.35pm. There’ll be a transcript, vodcast and details on their official site, if you’re unable to see it today.

In addition, the ABC website has a short news item by Steve Cannane, which you can see in the picture I’ve attached to this blog-post: ‘Anti-Vaccine Group Accused of Harassing, Misleading Parents’.

‘In Australia vaccination is a key plank of public health strategy. It is thus extremely important for individuals, especially parents, to be able to make informed decisions about vaccination. The AVN provides information that is misleading for the average reader by inaccurately representing information, selectively reporting information, and giving non-peer reviewed and anecdotal material the same authority as peer -reviewed literature’. The NSW State Government-funded Health Care Complaints commission (HCCC).

The final report, in pdf format, may be downloaded at HCCC: AVN Final Report (PDF) - it includes the following: