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March 1962

Future of Measles Vaccine in the U.S.A.Part II

Author Affiliations

Edward B. Shaw, M.D., University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco.; University of California School of Medicine.

Am J Dis Child. 1962;103(3):528-531. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1962.02080020540082

I wish to express my appreciation for these 3 days of extremely educational presentations and to express the belief that the foregoing discussion will constitute most valuable advice for physicians everywhere. I believe my task is to gaze a little into the crystal ball and to try to predict the future of measles vaccination on the basis of present information and past experience.

Before entering my present teaching position, I spent 37 years in the private practice of pediatrics, so that I have a fairly good idea of the attitudes of parents and of physicians regarding immunization procedures.

Acceptance of measles immunization by the parents should be a matter of education. There have been no blasts of contrived publicity in this matter, and I think it is appropriate that there should not be. This should be a matter of true education, which tries to carry the message to parents, and,

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