Thursday, January 8, 2015

Cartoon: Vaccinate Yourself Against Vaccine Misinformation

If you’ve ever searched the word “vaccines” on the Internet, chances are you’ve come across some really scary ― but patently false ― information. If you’re looking for a smart, concise history on vaccines and the science behind these life-saving medical miracles, check out this fun comic strip by Popular Science cartoonist and blogger Maki Naro. First published on The Nib, Mr. Naro’s cartoon, “Vaccines Work: Here Are the Facts,” explains why we should fear vaccine-preventable diseases like measles, whooping cough, and influenza, and not the vaccines themselves.

“Like diseases, fear and misinformation spread easily to those who aren’t vaccinated against them,” Mr. Naro writes. “Help contribute to herd immunity by educating your community today!”

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