There appears to be an increase in the number of parents in the United States refusing vaccinations for their children, and a significant number of paediatricians are responding by refusing to continue with the families in their practices. More than 30% of Connecticut paediatricians responding to a survey reported that they had asked families to leave their practices because of a refusal to immunize. The study did not attempt to ascertain the reason for this.
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