Why Pediatricians Promote Vaccines

June 3, 2016  Philly.com

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.