A question often heard is, “do big drug companies try to push their products by incentivizing doctors to promote their vaccines?” The short answer to this question is “no”. In a recent blog post by Amer Kechli, MD, FAAP, an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Temple University, he addresses this question and the background behind why most pediatricians promote vaccines. A few key points he touches upon are:
- Vaccines work and save lives
- Vaccines do not generate high revenue for doctors
- Primary care pediatricians that administer vaccinations have smaller ties to drug companies
To learn more, read the full blog post here.