A concern about ethics
I would like to raise a some what different but pertinent issue. It
is acknowledged (1) that parental concerns should be taken seriously and
also that no vaccine is 100% effective or safe. But how often do parents
'routinely' receive this information from the immunisation providers?
When parents take their children for immunisations, consent is
implied. However, does it not fall short of 'informed' consent? Such a
practice provides ammunition to the anti-immunisation camps' rhetoric.
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1. Bedford H, Elliman D. Concerns about immunisation. BMJ
Competing interests: No competing interests