Citation

Countering Vaccine Hesitancy

Author:
Edwards, Kathryn M.; Hackell, Jesse M.; The Committee on Infectious Diseases, The Committee on Practice and Ambulatory Medicine
Publication:
Pediatrics
Year:
2016

Immunizations have led to a significant decrease in rates of vaccine-preventable diseases and have made a significant impact on the health of children. However, some parents express concerns about vaccine safety and the necessity of vaccines. The concerns of parents range from hesitancy about some immunizations to refusal of all vaccines. This clinical report provides information about addressing parental concerns about vaccination.