Immunization programs in the Unites States are credited with having controlled or eliminated the spread of epidemic diseases. When it comes to exemptions from vaccinations, public health experts are faced with determining if they can be given for non-medical reasons?
Policy adopted by the AMA addressing re-emergence of vaccine-preventable diseases in the U.S. requires states to bar non-medical exemptions to immunization.
Reminds physicians to discuss the safety and efficacy of vaccines with patients, and educate them on health risks associated with not vaccinating children.
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As physicians, we know the importance of keeping each individual patient as healthy as possible. With the issue of vaccinations getting increased attention in political discourse, now is a good time to review the AMA’s policies so you can talk to your patients using scientific facts.
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