When you approach a parent who is hesitant about vaccinating her infant at the appropriate well-baby visits, perhaps you say something like this: “Well, we have to do some shots.” Or you might say, “How do you feel about vaccines today?” The former strategy (a “presumptive” approach) is more likely to be effective than the latter (a “participatory” approach), according to a study in parents whom a standardized survey classified as being hesitant about vaccines.
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I recommend reviewing and strongly considering the implementation of the pilot project of Drs Dickson and Fontana including the six-step approach for oral health care in pediatric practices.
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For Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr Bobby Lazzara discusses a Cochrane Review that looks at the effectiveness of the HPV vaccine on preventing cervical cancer.
Not every vaccine is recommended for universal application, but clinicians largely lack understanding about these conditional or permissive recommendations and don’t know how to talk to patients and families about them.