Oh, that Meryl! She is still stirring up trouble. She had resigned as president of the anti-vaccination organization but she still is on the agenda.
THE state’s top health experts have called for the Australian Vaccination Skeptics Network to be barred from disseminating information at the Healthy Lifestyle Expo, arguing their views were dangerous and inaccurate.
The anti-vaccination group will have a stall at the Caloundra expo this month, with the group’s founder Meryl Dorey planning to speak on one of the event stages. A debate on whether vaccination saves lives has been cancelled.
AMA Queensland president-elect Shaun Rudd said the group should not present information at the Healthy Lifestyle Expo, as their views were “far from healthy’’.
The state’s Chief Health Officer, Jeannette Young, said she supported moves to limit the ability of the group to communicate inaccurate information about immunisation.
Since the anti-vax organization has paid to have a stall at the expo, they currently have a right to speak at the event. Wayne Pina-Roozemond, the organizer of the expo, is at least providing a pro-vaccination group to have a stall right next to the anti-vaxxers.
However, as an organization, AV(S)N have been completely discredited. Should they be banned?