Everyday Ethics: Dilemmas We Face When Parents Refuse Vaccines

November 14, 2019

You are seeing a 6-month old boy in your primary care practice. He is completely unimmunized, and parents are staunchly against DTaP. There is currently a pertussis epidemic with 150 cases in your state and more than 2,000 cases nationally. After explaining the risk and consequences of getting pertussis and encouraging immunization, the parents still refuse. What would you do?

Tune in for a FREE webinar for healthcare providers on vaccine ethics.

Douglas Opel, MD, MPH of Seattle Children’s hospital.

Nov. 21
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Dr. Opel will discuss provider-parent communication, decision-making, and public health ethics around the issues healthcare providers may face when parents refuse vaccines or choose to follow alternative vaccination schedules.


Contact Betsy Bertelsen.