Debunking myths and misconceptions about the influenza vaccine

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents. Weekdays 12pm-1pm.

Mon 15 May 2017

9 mins

Many of us have the idea that the flu vaccine is something we should probably have, but do you know that many of the common myths surrounding the jab are just that - myths!

Dr Anthea Rhodes is a pediatrician and director of the latest Australian Child Health Poll. She joined us to debunk these myths and misconceptions many parents have about the flu vaccination.

For useful links and more information on the work the Australian Child Health Poll head to their website.

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