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No Vaccines....No Treatment

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Some area pediatricians are making tough choices about which patients they can treat.  Franklin Park Pediatrics sent out a letter to it's patients saying if parents chose not to vaccinate their kids, they'd have to leave the practice.  Pediatrician Ken McBride says "What if a child comes into the office with measles or mumps?", "There's no reasonable way we can guarantee the office would be safe for a one week old baby that didn't have it's vaccines yet, or a pregnant mother, or a child with cancer."  "The return of previously eradicated viruses like mumps and measles is really the tipping point for some offices, says McBride, "Parent have a number of reasons they choose not to vaccinate their kids, such as philosophical or religious, but they will have to find another office to get their kids treatment."