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Countering Vaccine Hesitancy

Countering Vaccine Hesitancy

Kathryn M. Edwards
Jesse M. Hackell
The Committee on Infectious Diseases
The Committee on Practice and Ambulatory Medicine
Publication Date
Thursday, September 1, 2016

"With all the challenges acknowledged, the single most important factor in getting parents to accept vaccines remains the one-on-one contact with an informed, caring, and concerned pediatrician."

Vaccine-hesitant individuals are a heterogeneous group who hold varying degrees of indecision about specific vaccines or about vaccinations in general. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that paediatricians continue to engage with vaccine-hesitant parents, provide other health care services to their children, and attempt to modify their opposition to vaccines. This report provides information about addressing parental concerns about vaccination.

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Pediatrics. 2016;138(3):e20162146. Image credit: Getty Images

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