An expert tells one "anti-vax" curious woman why most claims and conspiracy theories are misleading.
By Leo Kelion
Technology desk editor
On a visit to a GP surgery, Boris Johnson has called people who oppose vaccinations "nuts".
By Jack Goodman and Flora Carmichael
BBC Reality Check
By Lucy Ballinger & Will Fyfe
By Greig Watson
A Nottingham expert says families have "forgotten just how serious" infections can be following another drop in the uptake of common vaccines.
Jonathan Ball, professor of molecular virology at the University of Nottingham, said the reasons for this were complex and included anti-vaccination myths and communities who are difficult to engage with.
But he felt much was down to dimming memories of mumps, measles, tetanus, polio and rubella and so people "have started to think of them as simply trivial childhood infections".Copyright: Getty Images
By Tim Whewell, Kateryna Shypko & Diana Kuryshko
BBC World Service
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It's a dangerous childhood disease that can cause paralysis or death within a few hours. But in Pakistan, just one of three countries where polio is still endemic, vaccination programmes spark panic and even killings.
By BBC Monitoring
The world through its media
This is how vaccines work, why they’re important and what the phrase “herd immunity” actually means.