How to win patients and vaccinate people

How to win patients and vaccinate people


Pediatrician Dr. Douglas Opel, at Seattle Children’s is investigating the best ways to communicate with parents who are skeptical of vaccines. In a presentation at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) meeting in San Diego in April, he reported that his research team is completing a study in which they videotaped pediatricians discussing vaccination with parents during well-child visits.

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