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Counseling Parents Who Refuse to Vaccinate their Children

April 20, 200915 min
Host: Lisa Dandrea Lenell, PA-C, MPAS, MBA Guest: Christina Robohm, PA-C How does a PA handle the situation when a parent does not want to vaccinate their child? Christina Robohm, physician assistant and associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado at Denver, tackles this growing issue with host Lisa Dandrea Lenell. The two discuss how PAs make sure parents receive accurate information in order to make an informed decision whether or not they want their children to receive vaccinations, the pros and cons of not vaccinating, and what it means for other children around them and the community at large. They also look at the controversy over vaccinations and autism.

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