Initially, I wanted to create a comic about the influenza (flu) vaccine.
My goal was to convince you that this vaccine is effective, safe and essential to modern society. Because that’s what I think.
But by doing this, I would have skipped steps … because before trusting the flu vaccine, you must first trust vaccines.
You’ve probably heard of some public figures’ efforts to limit vaccination in the USA:
But they’re not the only ones. All over the world, tons of people are opposed to vaccines. Many of them are intelligent, highly educated people who seem to know the topic extremely well. Some of them are even healthcare professionals, including physicians.
So, who should you believe? I can easily understand why you’re confused when you hear stuff like:
- “Vaccines cause autism!”
- “Vaccines are released on the market before we know they’re safe!”
- “The diseases we vaccinate against are long gone!”
There’s much to do to put the record straight.
So the flu vaccine will have to wait for another comic. In the meantime, let’s start from the beginning.
Translation by Olivier Bernard, proofreading by Lauren Knight.