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“The time for gently nudging parents to vaccinate their children is over. A groundswell of antivaccine opinion and fake news from a highly influential and malicious antivax lobby is managing to harness social media for its own ends.  As a result, in the UK, uptake of measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine has fallen to below the level needed to create herd immunity.”

The author, Eleanor Draeger discusses social media and its role in limiting antivax messaging in the latest BMJ Opinion piece.

Read the full opinion piece authored by Eleanor Draeger on BMJ Opinion, here.


BMJ Opinion provides comment and opinion written by The BMJ’s international community of readers, authors and editors.

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