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LIVE CHAT REPLAY: Should you vaccinate your child? Common myths busted

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Should you vaccinate your child?

It's a question that's becoming more and more difficult for the average parent to answer as conflicting advice spreads like wildfire, both online and among peers.

Myths about vaccine safety have become so prevalent that in some parts of Canada, vaccination rates have dropped -- so much so that earlier this year, the Public Health Agency of Canada issued a warning about an unusually high number of cases of measles.

And yet, despite an overwhelming amount of scientific evidence suggesting that children should be vaccinated, in some Canadian communities, more than 40 per cent of seven-year-olds do not have all of their shots.

This week on CBC's Marketplace, Erica Johnson examines the confusion surrounding vaccine myths, investigates the source, and reveals how trusted health practitioners may be putting your kids at risk.

You can watch "Shot of Confusion," Friday, November 28 at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT) on CBC Television or online at

Ahead of the episode's airing, we hosted a live video chat to let CBC News audience members voice their opinions on the issue and ask our experts about vaccines directly.

Joining us were Marketplace co-host Erica Johnson and Dr. Peter Lin, a CBC health columnist who has been a practising family physician for more than 25 years. 

Replay the chat in the video window above and let us know your thoughts below.

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