I haven't discussed any "guff" in a while, but here's something that's upsetting... 21% percent of paediatricians in the Midwest US said they've discharged families from their practices for refusing vaccines.
To explore paediatricians' attitudes about vaccine refusal in kids their by parents,
the study's investigators surveyed members of the
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in 9 Midwestern states. The results revealed that the vaccines with the highest rates of
refusal or deferment were measles/mumps/rubella (MMR), human
papillomavirus (HPV), and influenza. The most frequently cited reasons were fear
of autism, too many shots, and serious adverse effects.
38% of physicians in Iowa discharged families from their
practices for continuing to refuse vaccines, compared to only 0.9% of paediatricians in Minnesota. Overall, 21%
of doctors said they discharged families for refusing all immunizations.
Instead of pouting and discharging patients for something like this, why don't the doctors educate themselves on alternatives. Even just simple social hygiene can go a long way. What a bunch of pretentious *******!
Source: Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) 49th Annual Meeting: Abstract 634, presented October 21, 2011
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