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Vaccination refusal
On Oct. 23, 2016, Reed Pence, host of Radio Health Journal, discussed vaccination refusals and how pediatricians are dealing with them. Guests included:
• Dr. Kathryn Edwards, Professor of Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University and member, Committee of Infectious Diseases, American Academy of Pediatrics
• Dr. Nathan Boonstra, Pediatrician, Blank Children’s Hospital, Des Moines, IA
• Dr. Art Caplan, Director, Division of Medical Ethics, Langone Medical School and Co-director, Project on Vaccine Ethics and Policy, New York University
The 17-minute discussion included how providers approach vaccination refusals, the ethics of different approaches, and how refusals affect the health of the population at large.
Watch the video or read the transcript HERE.