Founder of Facebook posts about vaccinations

FACEBOOK founder Mark Zuckerberg posted a photo of himself and his daughter Maxima at a doctor's office getting a vaccination which has been met with waves of support and anger.

Mr Zuckerberg wrote "Doctor's visit - time for vaccines!" along with the photo.

The post received 3,268,196 likes and 75,541 comments.

Doctor's visit -- time for vaccines!

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Friday, January 8, 2016

Stuart Duncan commented on the post saying said he was a autism sufferer but did not blame vaccinations.

Anti-vaccination campaigns believe that vaccines can cause autism.

"As someone with autism, with a son with autism, as someone who is constantly watching good people put their own children at serious risk because of old, fraudulent fears of vaccines and autism... thank you for being sensible," Duncan said.

"Thank you for doing what's right and also for showing everyone else that it's the right thing to do as well."

Mr Duncan's comments received 48,130 likes including from Mr Zuckerberg.

But anti-vaccination supporters have questioned Mr Zuckerberg's decision.

Shawn Siegel wrote on the Facebook founder's post that vaccines can permanently disable, brain damage or kill a child.

"No one's saying to welcome disease - that would be absurd," Mr Siegel said.

"But it's fundamentally a cleansing, recuperative process, and it's critical to consider, and acknowledge the capability to mount the symptoms that accomplish that task as essential."
 


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