Prominent lifestyle blogger, NHL star's wife criticized for suggesting delay in vaccinating children
Some Canadian experts are unhappy with an online post by the wife of an NHL star, suggesting vaccines for children should be spread out or even delayed until later age.
Angela Price, a prominent lifestyle blogger and the wife of Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price, raised eyebrows this week with an Instagram post.
But she followed up in a lengthy blog post in which said she isn't anti-vaccine and that her kids received all the necessary shots, just not at the recommended times.
Timothy Caulfield, a Canada research chair in health law and policy at the University of Alberta, says posts like Price's are problematic because they can increase hesitancy about vaccines.
Fuyuki Kurasawa, director of the global digital citizenship lab at York University in Toronto, says containing the spread of misinformation will take a concerted effort by governments, medical professionals and social media platforms.
In her blog post, Price made no apologies for recommending a popular book written by Dr. Bob Sears, a California pediatrician and outspoken critic of mandatory vaccinations.