Many people object to the added ingredients in vaccines. But pharmacists explain why those fears are unwarranted.
Computational methods could help identify conspiracy theories as they emerge.
The history of anti-vaccination theories can help us understand how such claims capture a popular following. The same misinformation used against 19th century smallpox vaccine is still in use today.
Australians who refuse vaccines spend a lot of time trying to understand vaccine choices and think they're making evidence-based decisions.
Extremists are playing on people's health fears to normalise their views.
As Russia fast tracks a coronavirus vaccine, scientists worry about skipped safety checks – and the potential fallout for trust in vaccines if something ends up going wrong.
We all have the right to refuse medical treatment, but the government could penalise those who refuse a COVID-19 vaccine.
Research on conspiracy theories can help people become receptive to health advice.
The smallpox vaccination used calf lymph, which was unacceptable to vegetarians and anti-vivisectionists who were growing in number from the mid 19th century.
Do recent lockdown protests indicate that Australia is on the path to Trump's America? While we can currently rest easy, the problem requires careful consideration.
Coronavirus is a stark reminder of what a world without vaccines would look like.
PODCAST: In part five of The Anthill's expert guide to conspiracy theories we find out the best ways to talk to people who believe in them.
Anti-vaccinators today echo 200-year-old debates.
Anti-vaccine info online might have foreign roots and political aims.
In Canada, the age of consent for health-care decisions is assessed on a case-by-case basis. It can be age 14, or sometimes even younger.
Because of the potential drawbacks of forcing people to vaccinate their children, we should take other measures to increase vaccination rates.
Social media activity suggests that pro-vaccine evidence may be starting to outweigh anti-vaxxer disinformation.
Science is a multicultural enterprise that benefits from and indeed requires competing views.
Effective communication strategies will be crucial if scientists want to counter the worrying anti-vaccination trend.
We've had the measles vaccine in Australia since 1968, but a two-dose program was only introduced in 1992. And if you haven't had the second dose, you're at risk of contracting measles.