Don't Hesitate - Vaccinate!

J Child Adolesc Trauma. 2020 Sep 23;13(3):337-341. doi: 10.1007/s40653-020-00324-y. eCollection 2020 Sep.


Although the rates of childhood vaccination are still high in the United States, there has been an increase in vocal vaccine deniers. Regardless that the safety and efficacy of vaccines has been well established through evidence-based medicine, these individuals are relentless in their beliefs and are dismissive of scientific research. Subsequently, there have been several outbreaks of measles, a serious vaccine preventable disease. How should we as medical providers address this trend? This article provides an expert opinion by Dr. Paul A. Offit a renowned and highly respected pediatric infectious disease physician, to consider non-vaccination of healthy children as a form of neglect.

Keywords: Measles; Outbreaks; Vaccinate; Vaccine.

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  • Editorial