In the same study, the various reasons for not immunizing
the child were lack of awareness of need of immunization.
In practice, immunizing
parents can be challenging and even somewhat risky.
But during the first year of the program, we noticed that nurses were immunizing
not only the parents, but also each other," he commented, crediting the intensive educational efforts that had been directed at nurses to equip them to explain the benefits of vaccination to parents.
Unfortunately, he notes, the focus on immunizing
those in the high-risk categories resulted in a situation in which many healthy people found that they were not able to obtain influenza shots.
government recently began immunizing
soldiers and health-care workers who would be the first to respond to an outbreak.
children is one of the most vital decisions parents can make, say many public health officials and pediatricians.
Almost always, we as pediatricians or family practitioners who take care of kids do a much better job of immunizing
patients than our colleagues who take care of adults.
For several bacterial diseases, such as diphtheria and tetanus, physicians can prevent the illness by immunizing
people against the microbes' toxins.
Fear of side effects has led some parents to stop immunizing
their children for pertussis, not only in the United States but in countries around the world.