Case Study: The Fear Of Vaccinating Children

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THE FEAR OF VACCINATING CHILDREN The Fear of Vaccinating Children in the 20th Century: Struggle Between Health Care Providers and Parents Sona Patel Pitzer College December 7, 2013 THE FEAR OF VACCINATING CHILDREN 2 Abstract Immunizing children caused tension between parents and health care providers. Parental fear was prompted by the scarcity of information, safety concerns, personal beliefs, and distrust in the government. Parents were weary of mercury content in vaccinations and over immunizing their child at a young age. Many families used alternating vaccine schedules as a result of their fear. In response, health care providers created incentive and educational programs to reduce anxiety about immunizing children. Text messages…show more content…
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