MedCity News takes note of a documentary produced by high school students in Carlsbad, CA to debunk claims that childhood vaccinations cause autism. The movie “Invisible Threat” has drawn the attention of several news organizations as well as people who continue to believe that vaccinations are a factor in causing autism, despite overwhelming scientific evidence to the contrary. Anti-vaccers, as the opponents of vaccine are sometimes called, accuse the students of being influenced by drug companies. Poynter.org reports the film was funded by $60,000 from the San Diego Rotary and The Price Family Foundation.
Since its release the film has received backing from a prestigious array of medical groups. Poynter lists The American Academy of Pediatrics, Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group, Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and Johns Hopkins Medicine among several others. Watch the trailer for a preview.