Common Vaccine Myths:

by Alan Phillips
Director Citizens for Healthcare Freedom
Last Revision: May 2001


  1. Vaccines are completely safe.
  2. Vaccines are very effective.
  3. Vaccines are the main reason for low disease rates in the U.S. today.
  4. Vaccination is based on sound immunization theory and practice.
  5. Childhood diseases are extremely dangerous.
  6. Polio was one of the clearly great vaccination success stories.
  7. My child had no short-term reaction to vaccination, so there is nothing to worry about.
  8. Vaccines are the only disease prevention option available.
  9. Vaccinations are legally mandated, and thus unavoidable.
  10. Public health officials always place health above all other concerns.

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