A growing number of parents are confused about whether to vaccinate their children, with many influenced by “anti-vax” information on social media. Can asking experts questions help one undecided couple find clarity?
“We’re undecided but are swaying towards not getting the baby vaccinated,” Mark tells the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme.
He and his wife, Victoria, are expecting their first child in August but he is stepfather to her two teenage children, who are both vaccinated.
The couple are now researching the topic – mostly online.
“People tend to take things at face value,” he says. “You’ve got a professional who says something and you take that as being [true].
“But it’s good to do your own research and go out there and question the questions or question