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Vaccine Philosophy: Immunizing Parents Against Misinformation

Eliza Agrest Varadi
, MD, IBCLC, FAAP
(August 6, 2018​)​​

I walk into the cozy lilac Breastfeeding Room in our pediatrics office, where I meet a prospective couple for their "meet and greet" appointment. The mom, 7 months pregnant and glowing, is sitting in the comfortable breastfeeding recliner next to her husband.

After giving an overview of our practice, touching on topics such as what to expect the first few weeks after birth, nursery safety and how to reach the doctor after hours, I ask if they have any questions. 

"What is your vaccine philosophy?" asks the mom.

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