Nov 12, 2016, Washington Post: Parents are insisting on doctors who insist on vaccinations
Pediatricians around the country, faced with persistent opposition to childhood vaccinations, are increasingly grappling with the difficult decision of whether to dismiss those families from their practices to protect their other patients.
Doctors say they are more willing to take this last-resort step because the anti-vaccine movement in recent years has contributed to a resurgence of preventable childhood diseases such as measles, mumps and whooping cough. Their practices also have been emboldened by families who say they will only choose physicians who require other families to vaccinate.
...Last year, Childhood Health Associates of Salem became the first practice in Oregon to require all of its families to vaccinate their children fully and on schedule for the diseases most easily spread from person-to-person contact.
“Our policy happened because it simply did not seem ‘just’ to permit the kids who could not be vaccinated to face dire risks because another child’s parent ‘disbelieved’ vaccination,” Helm explained. “We did not want anyone to get measles because they passed through our waiting room.”...
For years, the official position of the AAP was not to dismiss vaccine-resistant families. But recently, the AAP recognized what many individual pediatricians have been wrestling with on an ad hoc basis. This summer, it announced for the first time that dismissal is now an acceptable option if doctors have exhausted counseling efforts....
The AAP found that pediatricians are increasingly likely to dismiss families who refuse vaccinations.
Well, I guess there soon won't be a need for exemptions. It seems doctor are laying down the law to parents: Either comply with vaccines OR you're out!
Of course Lena Sun at the Washington Post doesn't bother to tell us that all these vaccine zealots have no liability for injury from their vaccines--and YES, vaccines carry risk, and no one can predict which kids will have a reaction. Unlike any other medical procedure or product, we're supposed to assume that ALL kids can be lined up for the ever-increasing vaccination schedule.
This no-tolerance for vaccine exempting parents comes from the same doctors who stand around scratching their collective heads when a child has seizures, develops bowel disease, or stops speaking after being vaccinated.