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Opting Out of Vaccines for Your Child

Educational Objective
To understand why one should vaccinate one’s children
1 Credit CME

During the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, there has been a critical decline in children receiving their routine vaccines.

While we focus on preventing the COVID-19 outbreak, we cannot forget protecting against vaccine-preventable illnesses. As a parent, you may have questions or concerns about your child’s vaccinations. If you are unsure or choose not to vaccinate, you need to understand the consquence of that decision. The rate of vaccine-preventable diseases, such as measles, is increasing around the country because too many people choose not to vaccinate, decreasing herd immunity. While we continue to face the challenges of a global pandemic, it is more important than ever that people take advantage of defenses provided by vaccines. An unvaccinated child is more likely to need to go to a clinic or hospital when sick, which could increase their risk of being exposed to COVID-19. Consider the following information.

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Published Online: July 27, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2020.2475

Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.

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