Texas Doctor Stands By ‘No Vaccination, No Office Visit’ Policy
A Texas Doctor is making waves for a 'No Vaccination, No Office Visit' policy.
A Dallas pediatrician, Dr. Albert Karam, got the vaccination debate going again online this week after he shared his office policy of not scheduling office visits for non-vaccinated children.
Dr. Danny Price has been a pediatrician at St. Paul Children's Clinic in Tyler, Texas for 23 years. His policy is the same as Dr. Karam's. Price told KENS 5 News, "At St. Paul, we definitely have an agreement with our patients that if you have a baby under 12 months, you don't have to worry because we are not going to allow non-vaccinated kids into our waiting room who are going to pass these diseases onto them."
Texas law allows for Physicians to write an exemption statement saying the health of the individual would be compromised if given a vaccine, or that a parent or a guardian may choose exemption for reasons of conscience or religious belief. The law does not allow parents the exemption simply because they are inconvenienced.
What do you think about this policy? Should more Doctor's offices in Texas adopt this way of thinking?