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Pediatrician: How I partnered with parents who didn't want to vaccinate

With the rise of social media, vaccinations have become debated online, and — emboldened by anonymity — people engage in name-calling and shaming. Not only is this unproductive and divisive, it simply isn’t the right way for families to make decisions for the health of their children. As a pediatrician, over the past few years,… Read More »

Parents who don't vaccinate kids tend to be affluent, better educated, experts say

Vaccines are universally backed by respected scientists and federal agencies, but that isn’t enough to convince every parent to vaccinate their children. The decision to fly in the face of near universal scientific opinion doesn’t come as a result of a lack of intellect, however, as experts who have studied vaccines and immunology acknowledge that… Read More »