GP will secretly vaccinate Staphorsters who are afraid of community judgment

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The general practitioner in Rouveen has a lot of time to point out the importance of vaccination to his patients. ‘I talk to all my patients, even if it takes me an hour and a half.’ He encounters people who believe that the vaccine comes from the devil. He tells them the story of the temptation of Jesus by the devil in the desert. According to the doctor, the moral of that Bible story is that ‘we have our own responsibility in our lives’, he says in de Volkskrant. If people stick to their position not to vaccinate, he respects that.

Incidentally, it is not the first time that a general practitioner will secretly vaccinate people in Staphorst and the surrounding area. The Iranian-born family doctor heard from patients that h..

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