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This is why the anti-vaccination movement is wrong

The anti-vaccination movement is putting Canada's public health at risk.
The anti-vaccination movement is putting Canada's public health at risk. THE CANADIAN PRESS FILE/AP/dpa, Lukas Schulze

When it comes to whether parents should vaccinate their children, there can be a lot of conflicting arguments to be made.

Everyone has heard the myths, the studies, the “real-life” cases, but what should we believe? Well, the answer is pretty simple — the anti-vaccination movement is wrong.

According to exclusive Ipsos polling conducted for Global News, two-thirds of parents believe vaccinations are necessary but one in three still worry about side effects.

And while 85 per cent of parents surveyed say they believe vaccinations are safe, 85 per cent also feel there is a lot of misinformation out there.

On this week’s episode of the Global News original podcast This is Why, Global reporters Heather Yourex-West and Jeff Semple sit down with Niki Reitmayer to discuss their new series, Unvaccinated: Canada’s public health at risk.

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