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IDSA 2011: Dr. Saad Omer--Young Docs and Vaccinations [Video]

Dr. Omer briefly outlines the results from "Are younger doctors more skeptical of vaccines? Evaluation of a provider cohort effect on immunization beliefs," a study which evaluated whether physicians are becoming more concerned with the perceived danger of vaccines.




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