Thursday, August 4, 2011

Should Pediatricians ‘Fire’ Patients Whose Parents Don’t Vaccinate? – TIME Healthland

Should Pediatricians ‘Fire’ Patients Whose Parents Don’t Vaccinate? – TIME Healthland

Now, pediatricians across the country — and particularly in vaccine-averse pockets such as northern Idaho, Boulder, Colo., Washington State and Marin County, Calif. — are stuck figuring out how to respond to patients whose parents obtain immunization exemptions on medical, philosophical or religious grounds. Although the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends doctors continue to treat — and educate — anti-vaccine families, some pediatricians are electing to “fire” patients who swear off vaccines.



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