Nevadans are Losing
Access to Primary Care
Families who have experienced adverse reactions to vaccines are losing access to primary care physicians unless they risk further harm to their child. Yet, there are no good risk-assessment models to determine who is most likely to experience severe, non-specific effects from vaccination.
Should kids who suffer adverse effects of vacciness be denied access to pediatric care? Should the siblings of children who died from or were harmed by vaccines have to risk vaccination in order to continue to see a pediatrician? What about those whose religious beliefs prohibit vaccination? Should children be discriminated against in a medical setting on the basis of religion?
Nevadans deserve public health policies that promote individualized healthcare and medical treatments. We also need a more proactive method for observing, reporting, and responding to adverse events following vaccination.