AVN anti-vaxxer vandals

The AVN (formerly the Australian Vaccination Network) has vandals that support them. This does not make them look credible again.

Billboard urging child vaccination vandalised in Fremantle.

Two billboards in Fremantle promoting immunisation of children, have been defaced.

The billboards on South Street share stories of local parents who follow an alternative type of lifestyle but also immunise their children.

The campaign was launched three weeks ago by the Immunisation Alliance of WA in response to figures showing that the Fremantle area had one of the lowest rates of vaccination in the country.

Both billboards have been sprayed with red paint spelling out the website of anti-immunisation group, Australian Vaccination Network.

Dr Katie Atwell from Immunisation WA said had been expecting the billboards to be vandalised for some time because of the level of opposition in the community.


Other than being mean spirited and getting out some anger and aggression, how is this useful? It’s not. It’s the last gasp attempts of a dead idea in a remaining supportive enclave. The AVN has been on the ropes for a while now. They have lost credibility and have lost their name as well.

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  4 comments for “AVN anti-vaxxer vandals

  1. John Nowak
    March 5, 2014 at 12:37 PM

    “I use homeopathy?” While I wouldn’t, I’d be tempted to vandalize the sign myself.

  2. One Eyed Jack
    March 5, 2014 at 12:53 PM

    The “I use homeopathy” is key to the campaign. They are targeting the type of individuals that embrace alternative med and shun vaccines. Instead of speaking against their view, this campaign sends the message “I’m one of you and I immunize.”

    I think it’s a positive strategy. One battle at a time.

  3. Sam
    March 6, 2014 at 2:06 AM

    Steven novella post today on that very issue- http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/messaging-and-public-health/

  4. Brandon
    March 6, 2014 at 5:56 AM

    They are getting desperate. Hopefully they will not escalate their tactics to violence against people like the ALF.

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