There are no dumb questions.
We are here to increase the health and safety of all Wisconsinites by encouraging immunization against vaccine-preventable diseases. We answer questions that people, especially parents or parents-to-be, may have about vaccines and the vaccination process. We present accurate, up-to-date, scientifically verified information in a patient-friendly manner.
We believe in listening to concerns and that there are no dumb questions. We believe that increasing vaccination rates leads to a healthier population.
Got a Question?
Chances are, we have an answer. At the very least we can guide you to somebody who does.
Why should I believe the answers to these questions?
The answer is science. Making an observation, creating a hypothesis, performing experiments, testing the hypothesis and accepting, rejecting or modifying the hypothesis based on the results, and then repeating the experiment — this whole process is called the scientific method. The confidence I can have in a given theory or hypothesis is built on seeing the same experiment lead to the same results, over and over – regardless of who is performing the experiment. The more times the same results are reproduced, the more reassurance and trust I can have that they are findings I can rely on.
The key question is, are the results reproduced when someone else performs the experiment? This is the guideline we have used on this website to choose what articles and sources to reference, in order to back up the information we’ve provided you on this site. Please check the citations for the answers to the questions on this site. Note the wide variety of sources we’ve drawn from, across long periods of time from around the globe. Read the methods the authors used and see for yourself what you think.
The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it.