The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that parents with pre-existing conditions get vaccinations for measles, mumps, and rubella.
However, a recent study found that people with preexisting conditions were less likely to get vaccinated than people with other conditions.
The study also found that while people with chronic health conditions were more likely to have been vaccinated, those with no medical history were less effective at getting the vaccinations they needed.
That means you might want to consider other health care providers.
A survey of the most common health care professionals in the U.S. found that only about 6% of health care workers recommended a new patient to have a vaccination for measles or mumps.
That’s a drop from 2014, when only about 7% of doctors recommended a vaccination.
The most common reason doctors don’t recommend a new case to get a new vaccination?
They say it’s too risky.
However the survey also found a wide range of reasons doctors would not recommend a vaccination, including the cost, the potential for complications, and the potential that there may be a negative impact on the patient’s health.
In some cases, it might be the physician’s professional duty to recommend the vaccine.
“It depends on the physician and the patient,” says Dr. David T. Zimberly, M.D., associate professor of family medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center.
For example, some physicians may not recommend it because the patient is under no threat of getting the disease, and they don’t have a long-term relationship with the patient.
“A physician is not going to say, ‘Oh, it’s a good idea to go out and get a vaccine,’ ” says Zimberg.
Doctors may be reluctant to recommend a vaccine for a patient with preexisting conditions because of a fear that the disease might go undiagnosed. “
In other words, the physician might be taking the advice of the patient, but he or she may be not being objective about the risk.”
Doctors may be reluctant to recommend a vaccine for a patient with preexisting conditions because of a fear that the disease might go undiagnosed.
“If the patient has an underlying condition, they may be more likely than someone without an underlying illness to get an infection and then have a recurrence,” says Ziman.
But doctors can’t just ignore a patient’s underlying condition and hope for the best.
“There are two sides to the coin,” says Keshav Dutta, M, MSN, a clinical assistant professor of pediatrics at Yale University School of Medicine.
“On the one hand, there are some people who are at risk of infection with measles or rubella because of their preexisted condition, and so it’s reasonable for the clinician to look at it that way.
On the other hand, those people may not be at risk if they have other preexistent conditions, like a chronic health condition or a medical condition that affects their immune system, which may or may not also be a factor.”
And even if the patient does have an underlying medical condition, it may be hard for them to get the vaccine because they can’t work at home and it’s hard for the doctors to find out if the underlying condition will cause the illness.
“You’re essentially saying you’re treating a chronic disease and you don’t want to put the burden on the doctor to see if the person has a preexistence condition,” says Duttta.
That said, if a patient is on the fence about getting a vaccine, he or her can talk to their primary care physician.
“The primary care doctor can see a medical chart and make a recommendation,” says Tisch.
“They can look at other things to make sure they have the right answer.
You can do a follow-up visit or you can go to another doctor if the doctor is not making a recommendation.
It doesn’t mean that the doctor won’t give you the right recommendation.”
Another factor that could impact whether a patient wants to get their vaccination is the timing of the appointment.
“For people with more complex or chronic health issues, they might need to get it in the first week or two of the new year,” says Rana Adkison, MD, a physician in the division of pediatric infectious diseases at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry.
“But for people with less complicated or chronic problems, they’re probably going to need it in mid-January or the beginning of the second half of January.”
If you’re worried about the vaccine, there’s another important factor that should come into play.
It’s the flu season.
The flu season starts in January and lasts until the end of March.
While you may not have a flu shot by then, you might have a shot by the end.
That could mean you’re going to have to wait a bit longer to get your vaccination.
That delay can mean longer waits, which could be costly.
But for the most part, you