Thursday, December 11, 2008

Actress, Scientist Team Up to Promote Vaccines

NPR notes that movie star Amanda Peet and Paul Offit, chief of infectious diseases at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, have teamed up to reassure the public that childhood vaccines are safe and do not cause autism. Peet, who investigated vaccines when she was pregnant, says she was "bewildered and frustrated by 'the disparity between what I was hearing from other moms here in Hollywood and what I was hearing from the doctors.'" Offit hopes Peet's celebrity will lead more parents to investigate the facts about vaccine safety.

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