CHOP Doctor Challenges Vaccine Denialism on Colbert

Infectious diseases spreading because parents won’t vaccinate children, he says.

Paul Offit, chief of the Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, was on The Colbert Report Monday to challenge parents who refuse to vaccine their children because of fears of autism. Those parents are putting their children at risk for infectious diseases, he said.

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    Isn’t it about time we stop letting parents opt out of vaccinations? The problem is that vaccinations worked well enough that these parents don’t realize how deadly and damaging these diseases are.