Part of me laughed when I read this.
DD 02/21/2008DS 04/09/1995
What I find highly ironic is that information (even though preliminary) is coming out on the ingredients involved in vaccinations and this type of heavy hand is even being considered. (I have no proof, but I see Paul Offhisrocker all behind this one)... anyhoo... I choose not to let this bother me as I don't go to mainstream. Imagine that... no mainstream, no worries!
"By not vaccinating your child you are taking selfish advantage of thousands of others who do vaccinate their children, which decreases the likelihood that your child will contract one of these diseases. We feel such an attitude to be self-centered and unacceptable. We are making you aware of these facts not to scare you or coerce you, but to emphasize the importance of vaccinating your child. We recognize that the choice may be a very emotional one for some parents. We will do everything we can to convince you that vaccinating according to the schedule is the right thing to do.
However, should you have doubts, please discuss these with your health care provider in advance of your visit. In some cases, we may alter the schedule to accommodate parental concerns or reservations. Please be advised, however, that delaying or "breaking up the vaccines" to give one or two at a time over two or more visits goes against expert recommendations, and can put your child at risk for serious illness (or even death) and goes against our medical advice as providers....such additional visits will require additional co-pays on your part. Furthermore, please realize that you will be required to sign a "Refusal to Vaccinate" acknowledgement in the event of lengthy delays.
Finally, if you should absolutely refuse to vaccinate your child despite all our efforts, we will ask you to find another health care provider who shares your views. We do not keep a list of such providers nor would we recommend any such physician."
WOW that is appalling.
I would never see a Doctor that used that type of "tone" period. What a put-off.
This is O/T from vacc's but not on "doctor tones" - my girlfriend that just had her baby at home, she was going to an OBGYN that was referred to her by her family doctor (mainstream) and she was telling me at the very end of the pregnancy every time she'd go in they wanted to monitor and check her and she refused. Then they wanted to induce her labor because they said she was going too long and she could "cook the baby". She again refused and stated she'd let nature take its course.
Trust me - I'm not one to state there are NO frivilous lawsuits!
I agree with you but a lot of these procedures have to be cya because they are done so routinely. To everyone. Doesn't matter if you need it or not. An example - you are tested at the beginning of pregnancy for the 2 conditions which would necessitate the eye goop for the baby at birth. Negative. ok. But, then the baby is born and no reference to that test is made - they routinely give the eye goop to everyone at birth. Not ours - we don't permit. But you must tell them you don't want it or you get it as a matter of routine. Standard of care. Not that you need it though. To me - that is cya.
Again, I agree with you on vaccinations. Your argument is exactly 1 of the reasons we don't vaccinate. The drs and lawmakers aren't accepting liability for any harm done to my child from vaccinating. Even if they did, I wouldn't do it.
I guess I see this stuff as cya because it's gotten to be so heavy in my profession - cpa - doing audits and taxes. There are so many forms and procedures to be done - basically eye wash a lot of the time - but it's cya in case you're ever sued. Enron. Arther Anderson - thanks.
I understand your point and agree to an extent. At the same time - I also think we (as Americans) have a nasty habit of making even the simplest things so damn complicated.