Sunday, 31 October 2010

Vaccine Awareness Week?

You may not know, it, but this week is Vaccine Awareness Week.

Okay, I jest. Here in Canada, National Immunization Awareness Week this year was the last week in April (as it is every year, it so happens). If you live in the United States, you have a whole month dedicated to awareness on vaccines and immunization.

So whose idea is it to have a 'Vaccine Awareness Week' in the fall? Well, at least in North America, it appears to be a collaboration between Joseph Mercola, an online purveyor of quackery and pseudoscience, and the National Vaccine [Dis-]Information Center, an advocacy organization (the fact that they would collaborate with Mercola on a project like this speaks volumes).