A Scary Trend: Younger Doctors Are Less Likely to Recommend Vaccination?

by Dr Sam Girgis on October 20, 2011

Dr. Saad Omer, of Emory University, recently reported results from a cross sectional survey of 551 healthcare providers that showed that younger physicians were more likely to question the efficacy and safety of vaccines compared to their older counterparts.  These results were presented at the Infectious Diseases Society of America annual meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.  This sentiment was regarding the vaccines against polio, varicella, and measles/mumps/rubella.  It was pointed out, though, that the vast majority of doctors remain highly supportive of the benefits of vaccines.  In the data presented, nearly 90% of physicians agreed that vaccines are becoming better and safer.

See the MedPage Today interview with Dr. Saad Omer below:

Reference:

IDSA: Younger Docs Less Sold on Value of Vaccines

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