Vaccination Myth Busting

This year’s flu season is turning out to be a lot worse than last year. Here in California, more than 240 people have died from the flu so far this year - more than twice as many as all of last year.  And this season isn’t over yet. And, just like last year and the year before that, we’re seeing another kind of outbreak -- a rash of rumors and myths about the flu vaccine that are not rooted in reality. The internet has helped fuel an anti-vaccination trend that is making flu outbreaks even more worrisome.

Credits

Guest:
Tara Haelle - science reporter - @tarahaelle

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott