Several social media users recently alleged that Texas Children’s Hospital sent out an email to parents of patients stating that they will no longer treat unvaccinated or undervaccinated children. The hospital has stated to media outlets that the email is illegitimate. One of the top social media posts sharing the alleged email falsely claimed that there is no need to vaccinate children who are patients at the hospital.
Risk level: Low
Recommendation: While conversations about this alleged email are unlikely to arise in a clinical setting, social media posts spreading this claim may provide a platform for vaccine opponents. This alert is provided for informational purposes for doctors and other health care providers in Texas.