Conscientious objection: What is your obligation?

However, AMA president Dr Steve Hambleton has stated that “parents who don’t vaccinate their children should be forced to produce a conscientious objection form” before they are able to enrol in childcare centres — but that can only occur if doctors are actually prepared to sign the form. 1

The emotional nature of the immunisation debate has clouded what is a relatively straightforward question: What is a doctor’s obligation to sign the form?

The purpose of the form is to confirm that parents have had an

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