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April 1999

Vaccines and Physician Behavior

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1999;153(4):326-327. doi:10.1001/archpedi.153.4.326

EVERY INTRODUCTION of a new infant vaccine has triggered controversy, and physicians have been slow to adopt recommendations for universal immunization administration. Physician reluctance may increase further as the number of immunizations grows. Already, we have another new Food and Drug Administration–approved vaccine for rotavirus that is recommended for universal use by the Advisory Council on Immunization Practices, and an infant vaccine for pneumococcal disease is likely to be approved soon.

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