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.
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
American Academy of Pediatrics Immunization: Resources for Vaccine Conversations
CDC: If You Choose Not to Vaccinate Your Child, Understand the Risks and Responsibilities
Complete Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices immunization schedules and footnotes
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