Would you ever refuse to treat an unvaccinated child?
Doctors hit back earlier this week at findings from a Victorian survey that claimed parents of unvaccinated children were being refused care by healthcare providers.
“While some medical professionals will argue that unvaccinated children can present a risk to other patients, we must remember that children aren’t making these choices about vaccination for themselves,” said survey author Dr Anthea Rhodes, a paediatrician at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne.
However, the AMA said it was highly unlikely that a doctor would turn away children simply based on their vaccination status.
We would like to know if you think there are any circumstances in which a GP might refuse to provide care for children based on their vaccination status.
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