At School Vaccinations?
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|Thu, 10-11-2012 - 1:20pm|
MSN has an article on doctors feelings on doing vaccinations at schools:
In Denver, a project funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has provided in-school flu shots, as well as vaccinations recommended for older kids and teenagers: the meningococcal meningitis vaccine, the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine and the "Tdap" vaccine against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough).
For the current study, Shlay's team wanted to know how pediatricians and family doctors felt about school vaccinations.
Of the 584 doctors who responded to the survey, most supported in-school flu shots.
About two-thirds were in favor of their privately insured patients getting the shot at school, while around three-quarters liked the idea for their patients on Medicaid.
Read the complete article here: http://vitals.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/10/02/14184649-doctors-have-mixed-reaction-to-vaccinations-at-school#.UHb_T34x8SM.email
Some of the worries are that parents won't take their kids in for regular physcials, and that the doctor's records won't up updated for their vaccinations.
What do you think about this program?