Great news: “VAXXED: From Cover-up to Catastrophe” will be playing at the Fair Oaks Theatre in Arroyo Grande for a week starting June 24th! If you have a chance, check out this movie and see what all the fuss is about. No matter where you think you stand on the issue of vaccinations, it’s good to be informed.

The vaccination topic has become very heated over the past few years and for very good reason: we don’t know enough about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccines that are currently being utilized. Vaxxed explores some of the evidence that points to the very real potential danger of vaccinations. The film does a great service in exposing three important aspects of the vaccine debate: the financial interests of big pharma, legitimized distrust of the CDC, and the lack of objective evidence around the risks that come along with vaccinations.


Every parent should take the time to look at the information out there and decide for themselves how comfortable they feel with vaccinations. While I personally advocate for a natural approach to healthcare and know chiropractic to be a proven natural alternative to vaccinations, I understand and respect that vaccination choices are deeply personal healthcare decisions that every parent or individual has a right to make. The fact is that some of us would like to see vaccines banned and others wish they were mandatory. Rather than jumping into every vaccine debate I come across, I like to advocate for additional steps you can take to boost your immune system/overall health and for knowledge-sharing that gets vaccine information out there in front of parents.

That’s why I appreciate films like Vaxxed. It puts the information out there for parents to examine. So head to Fair Oaks Theatre in Arroyo Grande and check the movie out — I guarantee that you will learn something new about vaccines!

Darren Hart

Dr. Darren R. Hart was born and raised in Atascadero and received his education at Atascadero High School, Cal Poly, and Palmer College of Chiropractic. He was inspired to become a chiropractor after a life-saving chiropractic adjustment as a young child. He has been practicing in Atascadero for nearly 20 years. Through his gentle healing touch, Dr. Hart enjoys giving back to others what chiropractic gave to him.