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Tue Jun 30, 2015, 07:33 PM

Austin Regional Clinic to Stop Taking Unvaccinated Children as Patients

The Austin Regional Clinic will stop accepting new unvaccinated pediatric patients — that is, children whose parents have opted them out of routine vaccinations. The ARC announced its new policy this morning.

The regional health system, which has locations in Austin plus six surrounding cities, cites patient safety as the reason for the new regulation, set to take effect Wednesday.

“Parents who are unwilling to commit to a vaccination schedule will need to find another physician outside of ARC,” clinic officials said in the release.

The ARC cites December’s measles outbreak in California, which infected more than 100 children in 21 states, as a public health concern. Measles spreads easily, and those who don’t receive preventative measles vaccinations remain particularly susceptible to infection.

Read more: http://kut.org/post/austin-regional-clinic-stop-taking-unvaccinated-children-patients

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Javaman Jul 2015 #1

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Thu Jul 2, 2015, 11:21 AM

1. Yay! that's were my doc is located. nt

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