Posted at 3:39 pm on 01/21/2015 by Powlin V. Manuel
Immunization and Parent’s Doubts: Powlin V. Manuel, MD, MBA, MS.
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At Manuel Medical Clinic and Allergy Center, achieving maximum ideal immunization has been a goal for a long time. However, we have not been able to achieve our goals at full immunization of our patients. Parent’s reluctance has been the
main factor. There are many obstacles contributing to parent’s reluctance to comply with recommendations for immunization of their children. The concern for long term complication resulting from immunization is one main reason. There are many other myths about immunization, which are found to be base-less and are just assumptions. Contributing to the lack of compliance are the myths such as measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine contributing to autism, thimerosal being related to autism, and diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis vaccine being related to sudden infant death syndrome. The real fact is that none of the above assumptions are true (Temte, J.L., 2012).
Let us give our children the maximum protection by keeping up with the immunization on scheduled intervals.