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Tragedy from a vaccine-preventable disease


To: Ethics Advisory Board   

From: Conflicted in (Washington, Oregon, Utah, Arizona, Texas, Missouri, Michigan … all states with high rates of nonmedical vaccine exemptions)

Subject: Immunizations

I’m an RN in a large pediatric practice that’s currently reeling from grief. We recently learned of the tragic death of a healthy newborn due to exposure to an unvaccinated child in the community who had pertussis. It seems more parents in our practice have questions or are hesitant about vaccines. After this tragedy, I worry I won’t be neutral in those conversations, considering this terrible cost. How do I contain my anger and frustration?

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