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Doctors turning away unvaccinated children
Doctors turning away unvaccinated children

When the mother of an 18-month-old visited Dr. Charles Goodman's practice last week, he explained that under his new policy, the toddler would have to be immunized to remain a patient. The mother walked out of his office. Amid the current measles outbreak, Goodman and a growing number of other pediatricians nationwide are turning away parents who refuse to vaccinate their children. Of the more than 100 people who have contracted the virus so far, the majority were unvaccinated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "We decided that the patients who are not vaccinated are presenting a clear and present danger," said Goodman, who has been a...

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