An anti-vaccination ad has been banned for claiming that all vaccinations could cause children to die. The paid-for Facebook post…
An anti-vaccination ad has been banned for claiming that all vaccinations could cause children to die.
The paid-for Facebook post by Stop Mandatory Vaccination, seen on July 2, read: ‘Parents, not only can any vaccine given at any age kill your child, but if this unthinkable tragedy does occur, doctors will dismiss it as’ Sudden Infant Death Syndrome ‘(SIDS).
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An anti-vaccination ad, not pictured, has been banned for claiming that all vaccinations could cause children to the. (File Picture: Getty)
The post also featured an image of a baby with his eyes closed and the accompanying words: ‘Owen Matthew Stokes (Aug 18, 2017 – Oct 25, 2017), while text underneath read:’ 2 -month old dies 48 hours after 8 vaccines: Owen’s Mom speaks out. ‘
A mother who saw the post complained to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) that the ad was misleading and could not be substantiated and said the ad was likely to cause undue distress.
The Stop Mandatory Vaccination Group provided the ASA with a document published by the Health Resources and Services Administration, reporting the number of claims filed for compensation as a result of alleged injury or death caused by vaccinations and the amount of compensation awarded as part of the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.
Stop Mandatory Vaccination said the ad’s image was of a sleeping baby, adding that they intended to cause parents some concern about vaccinations. 19659003] Retention of the complaint, the ASA said the evidence did not demonstrate that all vaccinations were capable of causing death to children.
The advert appeared on Facebook on July 2 (Picture: Getty)
It said readers would appreciate that the advertised Stop Mandatory Vaccination’s own perspective, but would nevertheless understand from its definitive language that all vaccinations were proven to have the ability of causing death in children.
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It said the data published by the US Health Resources and Services Administration showed that between 1988 and 2018 a total of 6,122 claims were compensated for injury and death alleged by vaccinations and 11,214 claims were dismissed.
The ASA said: ‘While we acknowledged that those figures showed at et stort antal påstande var blevet kompenseret i relation til påstået skade eller død forårsaget af vaccinationer, bemærkede vi at rapporten angav at afvikling var
‘Videre noterer vi at rapporten kun var baseret på injurier og dødsfall til børn i USA og ikke dækkede UK,
‘We considered that the evidence did not demonstrate that all vaccinations were capable of causing death to children.’
The ASA ruled that the ad may not appear again in Its current form (Picture: Getty)
The ASA ruled: ‘Because we had not seen enough evidence that showed all vaccinations were proven to have the ability of causing death to children, we concluded that the claim’ not only can any vaccine given that any age kill your child had not been substantiated and was misleading. ‘
The ASA said the image of the baby and reference to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome were likely to be distressing to readers and’ were likely to cause fea rs of distress to readers, especially parents who may be looking for factual information about the risks associated with vaccinations for children.