It’s time we objected to conscientious objectors

Provide written information? Gentle discussion? Robust debate? Ban the family from your practice?

Everyone has a line they will not cross. The line for informed consent gets very blurry when it comes to the proxy consent provided by parents on behalf of their children.

As GPs we are convinced of the merits of immunisation against the vaccine-preventable infectious diseases that were so feared by previous generations who did not have the benefit of effective treatments or prevention.

I hesitate to even mention groups such as the Australian (Anti-

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