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Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg recently posted a photo on the social networking site of his two-month-old daughter in the doctor’s surgery waiting to be vaccinated.

It provoked a storm on social media, with millions of people commenting on the pros and cons of vaccination.

So was Zuckerberg right to have his child vaccinated? You take your perfectly healthy, happy baby to the doctor, she stabs her in the leg with a needle and you’re left holding a child that screams the place down for two minutes.

Read the full article on The Conversation website, written by Anita Milicic, Nuffield Department of Medicine

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