How would you deal with parents who do not want to vaccinate their children?Created by:
As health care professionals, we all know what vaccines are and how they prevent life-threatening diseases. With ease of information in this modern era, however, more and more resources on anti-vaccination are popping up, and the debate on being pro- or anti-vaccination still rages. Vaccines have long been controversial, especially in the US and other Western countries, where parents have argued that certain vaccines have caused undesirable effects on their children such as Asperger's syndrome, learning disabilities, and ADHD, as well as other injurious effects. I have seen various videos and read articles debating whether or not vaccines are safe, and thus, should not be made mandatory. Some of the points may be believable, and to many parents, this information may not be taken lightly. I just wanted to ask if you’ve ever encountered parents who didn’t want to vaccinate their children? If so, how did you deal with such a situation? And if you haven’t yet, how do you suggest health care professionals deal with such a situation?