How do you decide whether to vaccinate, or not?

JABBED is a 90-minute documentary that seeks to start a new conversation around vaccination.

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JABBED reveals how vaccination is a key part of public health, yet also acknowledges that there are real and rare risks. Many people, understandably, have questions and concerns. In a world of information overload and conflicting stories, JABBED asks how do you reach a thoughtful, informed decision?

This website provides a place where you can hear stories, exchange ideas and discuss what might be done better. This is an SBS website. It is not supported by funds from any external organisation. For advice concerning your own health situation, you should seek independent medical advice.

JABBED - The Documentary
Diseases that were largely eradicated forty years ago are returning. Across the world children are getting sick and dying from preventable conditions because nervous parents are skipping their children’s shots. Yet the stories of vaccine reactions are frightening, with rare cases of people being damaged, even killed, by vaccines. How do you decide whether to vaccinate or not, and what are the real risks? JABBED, made by 2012 Emmy Award-winning Australian documentary filmmaker Sonya Pemberton, travels the globe to look at the real science behind vaccinations, tracks real epidemics, and investigates the real cost of opting out. Talking with vaccine-makers, alternative healers, psychologists, anthropologists, and parents, the film poses the potent question: what would you do to protect the ones you love?
The Families
For the first time on television JABBED reveals real, remarkable and deeply emotional journeys of families facing key vaccination issues. You'll meet an Australian baby battling whooping cough; a young English woman quarantined with measles, a young boy who experiences seizures after vaccination, a young man crippled by the vaccine designed to protect him, a 10 year-old girl who unwittingly triggers an epidemic, a 5 year-old girl who contracts deadly pneumococcal disease and more. These powerful stories give unique insight into the risks of opting in, and the risks of opting out. Meet the families.


Jabbed Survey Highlights

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The Experts

What does the Queen's homeopathic doctor think of vaccination?

Can you find common ground between vaccine makers, alternative healers, immunologists and anthropologists? Meet the experts here.