One of the most unnecessarily controversial topics in medicine today is whether vaccines are necessary. Ask any reputable medical expert from around the world, and you will get a resounding “yes” as an answer to this question. The effectiveness and need for vaccines to prevent the spread of dangerous diseases has been demonstrated numerous times.
If there is one unequivocal message the measles outbreak in California in 2015 has put across, it is the importance of vaccinations. However, the vaccine hoaxes circulating on social media have caused many people, especially parents of young children, unnecessary anxiety and fear. If you’re among those parents who are leery of vaccines and have