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Nurse Practitioner:
doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000393970.21436.8b

Closing the Immunization Gap

Kennedy, Leslie H. RN, MS, NP-C; Pruitt, Rosanne PhD, RN, FNP, BC; Smith, Kelly MS, FNP, BC; Garrell, Robin F. MD

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Current vaccination rates are falling with a new group of unimmunized children. Since some parents are unaware of the diseases and potential health threats, many are often influenced by the media and myths, choosing to delay or avoid vaccinations. NP providers must be prepared to confront these myths with facts to help parents make informed decisions. Vaccine-preventable diseases, popular myths, and evidence-based research findings are reviewed in this manuscript.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


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