IDSA 2011: Dealing with Vaccine Hesitancy and Avoidance [Podcast]

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Tom Tryon, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, evaluates pediatricians' approaches in dealing with parents who are hesitant to have their children immunized.

The focus of the study conducted by Chris Harrison, MD, Director of the Infectious Disease Research Laboratory at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Professor of Pediatrics at University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, and Tom Tryon, MD, Section Chief at Children's Mercy Northland Urgent Care Center, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Immediate Past President at the Missouri Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, was to evaluate how much of a problem it was for midwest-based pediatricians in regards to vaccine hesitancy and avoidance is in their everyday routine office practice. Additionally, Harrison and Tryon evaluate what the pediatricians' approaches were in dealing with this.

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