Publication/Presentation Date

9-1-2020

Abstract

Although the rates of childhood vaccination are still high in the United States, there has been an increase in vocal vaccine deniers. Regardless that the safety and efficacy of vaccines has been well established through evidence-based medicine, these individuals are relentless in their beliefs and are dismissive of scientific research. Subsequently, there have been several outbreaks of measles, a serious vaccine preventable disease. How should we as medical providers address this trend? This article provides an expert opinion by Dr. Paul A. Offit a renowned and highly respected pediatric infectious disease physician, to consider non-vaccination of healthy children as a form of neglect.

Volume

13

Issue

3

First Page

337

Last Page

341

ISSN

1936-1521

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Pediatrics

PubMedID

32983318

Department(s)

Department of Pediatrics

Document Type

Article

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Pediatrics Commons

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