vaccine refusal

Vaccine refusal impacts other routine carePatients who refuse vaccines or use alternate schedules are less likely to make routine appointments, according to a new report.
When 'firing' a patient for vaccine refusal is the only responseOutbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases like measles and pertussis have led pediatricians to take a hard line, sometimes dismissing patients who are non-compliant with immunizations. A new study examines the prevalence—and consequences—of patient dismissal.
Vaccine refusalIf there is no link between vaccines and conditions such as autism, why do pediatricians spend so much time talking about this topic with parents?
Small world, giant petri dishDermatologists must be aware of the appearance of the measles rash and the mode of measles transmission, as well as its highly infectious nature and incubation period. The dermatologist can be a hero if he or she quickly identifies the possibility of measles in a febrile child with conjunctivitis, cough, and a morbilliform rash.
Feds weigh in on "vaccine wars"On the same day in February, the US Senate's Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee held a hearing on the falling vaccination rates among the nation's children and, across town, the National Vaccine Advisory Committee met to discuss how to make vaccines part of the new push to combat antibiotic resistance.
U.S. measles cases jump to a 20-year highThe number of measles cases in the United States has reach a 20-year high, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Is measles elimination threatened?On the 50th anniversary of an effective vaccine, experts are revisiting measles eradication in the United States.