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Research Letter
September 15, 2020

Policies Among US Pediatricians for Dismissing Patients for Delaying or Refusing Vaccination

Author Affiliations
  • 1Adult and Child Consortium for Health Outcomes Research and Delivery Science (ACCORDS), University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora
  • 2National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia
  • 3Division of General Internal Medicine, Denver Health, Denver, Colorado
  • 4Department of Community and Behavioral Health, Colorado School of Public Health, Denver
JAMA. 2020;324(11):1105-1107. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.10658

In January 2019, the World Health Organization declared vaccine hesitancy one of the top 10 threats to global health.1 Some US pediatricians dismiss children from their practice whose parents refuse vaccination.2 However, little is known about the current prevalence of this practice.