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Vaccine Myths - Doctors Try To Dispel Them

A Missouri State Medical Association, led by two Saint Louis University pediatricians, aims to raise awareness about the importance of getting children vaccinated and change the way in which doctors respond to parents' fears of vaccines. The campaign is the focus point of Ken Haller, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics, and Anthony Scalzo, M.D., professor of toxicology and pediatrics, authors of "I've Heard Some Things That Scare Me: Responding With Empathy to Parents' Fears of Vaccinations", that was published in the January/February 2012 edition of Missouri Medicine, the Journal of the Missouri State Medical Association.

Haller and Scalzo, both at the SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center, explore the science into vaccinations and investigate countless messages parents have read in the media from well-intentioned anti-vaccine advocates who are insufficiently informed, and even from doctors who make parents wary of immunizing their own children.
 
 

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