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 (

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