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Prudent Personal Belief Exemption Policies

Prudent Personal Belief Exemption Policies COMMENTARY ERSONAL BELIEF EXEMP- pertussis; 3 doses poliovirus; 1 If the process for claiming a PBE tions (PBEs) from dose measles, mumps, and rubella; is not casual, for example, simply school enrollment im- and 3 doses Haemophilus influen- signing a form, allowing PBEs can munization require- zae type b vaccine) allowed PBEs open the door to discussing par- P ments are permitted in while 3 (Idaho, Oklahoma, and ents’ immunization beliefs. The pro- 19 states. In the 2011-2012 legisla- Utah) of 10 states with the lowest cess should promote dialogue be- tive year, bills to tighten or elimi- coverage for this series did not tween health care providers and nate PBEs have been introduced in (Figure). This suggests that those parents to ensure parents’ concerns seeking an exemption can find a way 3 states while bills to expand or al- are understood, addressed, and that to claim a medical or religious ex- low PBEs have been proposed in 8 those seeking PBEs have accurate in- emption in states in which PBEs are states (D. Peterson, BS, written com- formation about the benefits and not allowed. munication, March 2012). Bills ex- risks of vaccines and the diseases Because the question http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Pediatrics American Medical Association

Prudent Personal Belief Exemption Policies

JAMA Pediatrics , Volume 166 (12) – Dec 1, 2012

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2012 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
2168-6203
eISSN
2168-6211
DOI
10.1001/archpediatrics.2012.806
pmid
23070019
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Abstract

COMMENTARY ERSONAL BELIEF EXEMP- pertussis; 3 doses poliovirus; 1 If the process for claiming a PBE tions (PBEs) from dose measles, mumps, and rubella; is not casual, for example, simply school enrollment im- and 3 doses Haemophilus influen- signing a form, allowing PBEs can munization require- zae type b vaccine) allowed PBEs open the door to discussing par- P ments are permitted in while 3 (Idaho, Oklahoma, and ents’ immunization beliefs. The pro- 19 states. In the 2011-2012 legisla- Utah) of 10 states with the lowest cess should promote dialogue be- tive year, bills to tighten or elimi- coverage for this series did not tween health care providers and nate PBEs have been introduced in (Figure). This suggests that those parents to ensure parents’ concerns seeking an exemption can find a way 3 states while bills to expand or al- are understood, addressed, and that to claim a medical or religious ex- low PBEs have been proposed in 8 those seeking PBEs have accurate in- emption in states in which PBEs are states (D. Peterson, BS, written com- formation about the benefits and not allowed. munication, March 2012). Bills ex- risks of vaccines and the diseases Because the question

Journal

JAMA PediatricsAmerican Medical Association

Published: Dec 1, 2012

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