Doctors Explain Why They Won’t Treat Unvaccinated Children

One doctor's stern, yet fair, explanation as to why they will no longer treat unvaccinated children has been gathering traction online.

In recent years, the anti-vaccination movement has gotten a lot of momentum online.

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Over the last few years, if you have spent any time on the internet at all, then odds are you have encountered the ill-informed, and frankly dangerous movement of people advocating for others to not vaccinate themselves or their children.

Despite overwhelming proof that vaccines are perfectly safe, this movement inexplicably continues to exist.

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As well as a plethora of doctors and healthcare professionals — who are, y' know, trained in this field! — the CDC and World Health Organisation also support the use of vaccines.

Not only have the CDC frequently published studies proving the safety of vaccine use, but the World Health Organisation previously cited "vaccine hesitancy" as one of the top ten threats to global health in 2019 — in an article which reads like the grimmest top ten singles list since Starship's "We Built This City" was number one.

One of the main false claims if that vaccines can cause autism.

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And yes, you may be thinking, "But hasn't that been scientifically proven to be false several times over the last 20 years meaning anyone who still believes it must be so pea-brained that they look upon landfowl with envy?" Well, yes!

In fact, in an article headlined, "It's old news that vaccines don't cause autism" published only last year, a Denmark study yet again proved there to be no link between autism and vaccinations. The study was incredibly in-depth, and analyzed "657,461 Danish children born between 1999 and 2010".

However, some doctors have now had to adopt a more severe approach to the anti-vaxxer problem.


Not only does not vaccinating yourself or your children put your own family at risk, but it puts the families of everyone around you at risk!

In light of this health concern, some doctors have had to adopt stricter rules when approaching the treatment of unvaccinated patients.

One doctor's stern notice has been going viral across the internet.


The perfectly polite notice clearly states that the doctors in this private pediatricians practice will not be seeing any children who have not been vaccinated as a result of their parent's beliefs.

This is not only an attitude supported by this one office but by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

One of the main reasons behind this decision is that unvaccinated children pose a risk to other children.

A lot of parents against vaccinations will claim, falsely, that their decision to not vaccinate themselves or their children does not impact those around them, however, it does!

By vaccinating yourself and your children, you are preventing the spread of disease to those who can otherwise not be vaccinated or are too young to be vaccinated. Those who you are putting at risk include the likes of infants who are too young to be vaccinated get caught up in the outbreaks and people with immune system problems.

Other doctors are also adopting this practice.

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This poster, written by the Northern Rivers Vaccination Association, went viral after one person posted it on their Facebook page in favor of the message. The post has since been shared over 200, 000 times, with a lot of parents taking to the comments to advocate for vaccinating your children, not only for your children's sake, for the sake of those around them.

The vaccine debate continues to rage across social media.

While some parents spouted all kinds of nonsense against vaccines — such as their children are much healthier being defended by the curative powers of the moon — most parents responded positively to message behind the notice. With responses coming in the forms of:

"Should have these up everywhere!!"

"This should be in ALL Dr’s offices!!!!"

"Not getting your child vaccinated is like playing Russian Roulette. You can seriously injure or kill your child or another."

Hopefully, people will begin to wake up and see the facts being presented to them.


However, sadly the anti-vaxxer movement continues to grow as more ignorant people spread misinformation and lies under the mistaken guise of being "woke". Being a fan of a conspiracy theory is one thing, but when your plainly false beliefs are actually hurting children, then you need to take a long hard look in the mirror.

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