Is there an association between the use of complementary medicine and vaccine uptake: results of a pilot study

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Research note
Is there an association between the use of complementary medicine and vaccine uptake: results of a pilot study
Despite the incredible success of paediatric immunisation, support is not universal. It has been suggested that complementary medicine practitioners enable vaccine rejection and his study aims to explore the relationship between complementary medicine use and paediatric vaccination. A total of 149 Australian parents were recruited via a parenting website and Facebook groups to complete an online questionnaire… These findings highlight an interface between lower vaccine uptake and visits to complementary medicine practitioners. These results emphasise the need to examine the routine paediatric care practices of complementary medicine practitioners as a crucial piece of the puzzle in understanding vaccine rejection.
Authors: Jane E. Frawley, Erica McIntyre, Jon Wardle and Debra Jackson
Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:217
Published on: 2 April 2018