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So many media articles are accompanied by terrible pictures showing massive syringes, shots being administered incorrectly, crying babies, anxious-looking patients, and close-up shots of oversized needles.
At the NRVS we are very happy to find out that the people at “Self” have made a set of stock photos that are medically accurate, inclusive, and free to download.
It’s ok to have questions, but make sure the answers are coming from up to date accurate and credible sources.
Great advice from the amazing people at Light for Riley✅It’s OK to have questions about vaccines. ✅It’s OK to feel unsettled at the thought of your tiny baby having a needle. ✅It’s OK to wonder if vaccines will really help protect your child. ✅It’s OK to want reassurance that vaccines really are safe.
And it’s SO important that the information you seek comes from somewhere reputable.
Somewhere that is evidence-based, that is not trying to sell you alternative products and treatments that they claim will protect your baby despite offering no substantial evidence.
When looking at a resource, some really great questions to ask are:
❓Who wrote it, and what qualifications do they have? ❓Who published it? .gov and .edu sites are generally considered the most reliable. ❓Is it up to date, and when was it last reviewed? ❓Is it accurate, and based on research? ❓Have they provided references?
Lastly, we wanted to share some of the BEST evidence-based, Australian websites that we've found that can help answer most questions about immunisation.