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What is a justifiable child immunization?

4 doctor answers16 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
All Recommended: The current recommended immunizations have all been well studied and monitered. There safety record is unparalled for medical therapy. The millions of saved lives far, far outweigh any risks.They are all justified!
Dr. Carin Van Gelder
Emergency Medicine 26 years experience
All of them.: All are absolutely justifiable. Remember that immunizations don't just help the individual, they prevent the spread of diseases.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
Justifiable?: It is a risk-benefit analysis. The benefit of preventing a potentially fatal infection is weighed against potential toxicity. It is like deciding not to walk across a highway with a blindfold on or choosing to cook raw chicken before eating it.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Justified ??: Sounds like a skeptic ignoring the epidemics and losses we suffered to get here. Ben Franklin lost a son to Smallpox & recorded his regret in not vaccinating him due to his own skepticism. As long as there is international air travel & pockets of these diseases around the world,our kids deserve the best protection from them we can develop.
Last updated Nov 28, 2017
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