French GPs not practising what they preach

More than half of GPs in France are more vigilant with their children's vaccinations than they are with their patients.

The survey of more than 1000 doctors found one of the biggest discrepancies for the hepatitis B vaccine. Most GPs had their own children vaccinated, but it was recommended for only a third of teenage patients.

Similar trends were observed for the MMR and HPV vaccine.

In France, GPs are the cornerstone of the vaccination program as there is no school-based scheme.

Official public health policy makes vaccinations against tetanus,