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CME Vaccines in childhood: Strategies to address the concerns of parents

Ragan, Patti PhD, MPH, PA‐C; Duffy, Diane M. MD

Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants:
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Abstract

The decline in vaccine‐preventable diseases—a consequence of successful immunization campaigns—may have convinced some parents that these diseases are no longer a threat.

Author Information

The authors are members of the PA program faculty at Elon University, Elon, North Carolina. Patti ragan is an associate professor, andDiane Duffy is director of clinical education.

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American Academy of Pediatrics: Documenting Parental Refusal to Have Their Children Vaccinated

www2.aap.org/immunization/pediatricians/pdf/RefusaltoVaccinate.pdf

American Academy of Pediatrics Immunization: Resources for Vaccine Conversations

www2.aap.org/immunization/pediatricians/communicating.html

CDC: If You Choose Not to Vaccinate Your Child, Understand the Risks and Responsibilities

www.cdc.gov/vaccines/spec‐grps/hcp/downloads/not‐vacc‐risks‐bw‐office.pdf

Complete Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices immunization schedules and footnotes

www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/downloads/child/0‐6yrs‐schedule‐pr.pdf

www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/downloads/child/7‐18yrs‐schedule‐pr.pdf

www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/downloads/child/catchup‐schedule‐pr.pdf

No relationships to disclose.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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