Vaccinations and Public Policy
Dr Judy Wilyman was a science teacher for 20 years before completing a Master of Science degree (Population Health) in 2007 at the University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia. She has also lectured in environmental health issues at Murdoch University, Western Australia.
In December 2015 she completed a PhD in Public Health investigating the science and politics of Australia’s vaccination policies. Her PhD is titled ‘A critical analysis of the Australian government’s rationale for its vaccination policy’ and it covers the history of the decline of infectious diseases in Australia and an assessment of the rigour of the science underpinning the Australian government’s claims that ‘vaccines are safe and effective’. It also covers the human rights issues of mandating with financial inducements (coercion) a medical intervention in genetically diverse populations.
Judy is passionate about educating people so they can make informed choices for our children and make people aware of the vaccination policies that affect our choices.
What are the choices available to parents? What rights do you have? Find out more about the expansion of the Australian childhood vaccination program from 5 to 16 since the 1970s. What health risks do multiple vaccinations have for your children? Find out how current policies are creating systems that restrict informed consent and are not aligned […]