TABLE 3

Approaches for Responding to Parents Unsure About Immunization

1.Listen, evaluate, and categorize
2.Recognize legitimate concerns
3.Provide context
4.Refute misinformation
5.Provide valid information
6.Recognize that it is the parents’ decision
7.Educate about potential consequences
8.Make a clear recommendation
  • Adapted with permission from Halperin SA. How to manage parents unsure about immunization. Can J CME. 2000;12(1):64.