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Pediatricians urge states to get tough on parents who don’t want to vaccinate their kids

Pediatricians urge states to get tough on parents who don’t want to vaccinate their kids

The nation’s pediatricians are pushing back against parents who resist having their children vaccinated against a broad range of dangerous diseases by calling on states to stop offering waivers to those with non-medical objections to the practice.

In a policy statement issued Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics also said that if parents continue to refuse vaccinations despite exhaustive efforts to change their minds, it would be “acceptable” for doctors to exclude these...

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