How to read a vaccine packaging insert?

“The anti-vaccine movement presents a beautiful case-study in inconsistent reasoning and logical contradictions. One of the most entertaining and important of these contradictions comes from their treatment of vaccine package inserts. If you have ever spent any time debating anti-vaccers, then you have, no doubt, encountered these inserts. They list adverse events that were reported during vaccine testing, and anti-vaccers are adamant that these inserts provide clear evidence that vaccines are, in fact, dangerous. As I will explain, however, this argument is inconsistent with other core anti-vaccine arguments, and the presence of adverse events in the package inserts actually provides strong evidence against the vast global conspiracy that anti-vaccers envision (and, indeed, that their position requires).” Source

Resources for how to read a vaccine packaging insert?

From The Logic of Science: The vaccine package insert paradox

From Christopher Johnson, MD: Vaccine skeptics’ obsession with drug package inserts

From Skeptical Raptor: Argument by Vaccine Package Inserts – they’re not infallible

From Vaxopedia: How to Read a Package Insert for a Vaccine

From Vaxopedia: Show Me the Vaccine Insert!

From Harpocrates Speaks: Package Inserts – Understanding What They Do (and Don’t) Say

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