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Stop the AVN

was nominated for a Shorty Award!

We are a community group who's goal is to see the anti-vaccination group "AVN" shut down.

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The Shorty Interview with Stop the AVN

What are six things you could never do without?

1. Vaccines; 2. Healthy Kids; 3. Healthy Parents; 4. Safe Schools; 5. Safe Playgrounds; 6. Our Members.

Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?

The AVN (@nocompulsoryvac) as they spread bogus misinformation and are a danger to public health.

Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?

I would like major media organisations to follow me as it is important that the AVN is publicly exposed for the menace they are.

What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?

Definitely Phil Plait, the Bad Astronomer.

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Learn More about Stop the AVN


I started Stop the AVN after it became clear that the AVN were doing real harm by disseminating dangerous and misleading information that was persuading people not o vaccinate. As a result, children in their area were contracting deadly but preventable diseases and epidemics of whooping cough and measles were speading, costing lives. Now in the 3rd year of the campaign, we are closer than ever of achieving the goal of seeing the AVN closed down permanently. We won't stop until they do.

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