Vaxxed is a film directed by Andrew Wakefield, the former British gastroenterologist who published fraudulent research that claimed the MMR vaccine caused autism. The film is based on claims that unfavourable safety data on the MMR vaccine was covered up by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The content of the film has been widely discredited by the global medical and scientific communities. However, screenings of Vaxxed around New Zealand have stimulated a range of questions from parents who have become concerned about the safety of vaccines as a result of this film and the social media surrounding it.
In our new fact sheet, Answers to frequent concerns and questions arising from Vaxxed, we have collected some of the key questions and provided answers to assist parents with their concerns.