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As part of our mission to provide secular and science education to the Canadian public, CFIC would like to applaud the government of Ontario for its recent television spot promoting the importance of child vaccination.

There is ample disinformation about the supposed harmfulness of vaccines, causing a small but significant group of parents to refuse to inoculate their children. Just one major example of the potential dangers of this trend occurred in the U.S. last year in the form of an outbreak of measles, a disease that had been considered vanquished.

Ontario’s promo is a great example of what’s needed to fight anti-vaccination claims. It cannot be stressed enough that physicians and infectious disease experts agree that vaccination is the most important step parents can take to ensure the good health of their children.