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Pediatrics. 2011 May;127 Suppl 1:S5-8. doi: 10.1542/peds.2010-1722B. Epub 2011 Apr 18.

A parent's decision on immunization: making the right choice.

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  • sswalther@gmail.com

Abstract

A loving parent faces peer pressure to reject routine vaccination of her children. She begins researching immunizations to make a well-informed health care decision in the best interests of her children. Misleading and frightening information is readily accessible. She simply cannot find answers to her questions and concerns about vaccines. Her poor choice made in ignorance and fear results in her 1-year-old daughter contracting spinal meningitis. Once her daughter is in a pediatric intensive care isolation room suffering from this deadly disease, the mom gains access to accurate information regarding immunizations. All her questions regarding vaccine production, testing, safety, and ethics are answered. She wants accurate information readily available to all parents.

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