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Why parents choose to not vaccinate their children against childhood diseases

Julie Cullen, BSc (Hons), MSc, SRN, SCM, CPTNurse Consultant: General Practice Nursing/Access to Primary Care, Portsmouth City Teaching Primary Care Trust; and Executive Nurse at the TrustMost parents accept a health professional’s advice to have their children vaccinated according to the recognised routine schedule (see Policy box below), but there are those who make a conscious decision not to do so.

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