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Doctors’ words can influence whether parents vaccinate kids
Los Angeles Times

Pediatricians who presume their patients will get vaccinations are more likely to have parents choose the shots for their babies, and the doctors who pushed their recommendations often got resistant parents to change their minds, researchers said.

The researchers videotaped 16 doctors and nurse practitioners in 111 conversations about vaccines with patients – half from families identified as resistant to vaccinating their children, ages 1 to 19 months in the study.

How those healthcare providers approached the subject was associated with the level of acceptance of vaccinations among parents.