Thursday, February 2, 2012

Parents are Creating New Vaccine Schedules

Researchers in Ann Arbor, Michigan have determined that one out of seven sets of parents is following a vaccine schedule that is contrary to the standard procedure. Half of these are refusing some vaccines and another half are getting the vaccines when the child is older. DPT and polio vaccines are least likely to be skipped and flu vaccines most likely. Doctors need to be flexible when arranging for vaccines with parents. The latter’s concerns are real. The risk to your child is a different issue than the overall benefit to society. See Pediatrics 2011-0400)

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