Vaccination

Parents delaying vaccination

By age 6, children should have vaccinations against 14 diseases, in at least two dozen separate doses, the U.S. government advises. However studies show that more than 1 in 10 parents reject that, refusing some shots or delaying others mainly because of safety concerns, a US national survey found. Worries about vaccine safety were common even among parents whose kids were fully vaccinated: 1 in 5 among that group said they think delaying shots is safer than the recommended schedule. The results suggest that more than 2 million infants and young children may not be fully protected against preventable diseases, including some that can be deadly or disabling (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/)

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