POPSUGAR Moms Poll More Parents Using Alternative Vaccination Schedules More Parents Are Choosing Alternative Vaccination Schedules For Their Kids by Rebecca Gruber 10/03/11 10 Shares Like us on Facebook The times, they are a-changin' when it comes to vaccinating your tot. Following recent news that an overwhelming majority of parents are not comfortable with the vaccinations their children receive, a new study finds that more moms and dads are using alternative vaccine schedules for their kids than ever before. According to the latest issue of Pediatrics, 13 percent of families are not following the calendar created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, choosing to use alternative schedules that delay or skip various vaccines. Among the most missed vaccines are those for the flu and chicken pox, while the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) is the most frequently delayed, despite findings denying the link between the vaccine and autism. Image Source: Getty Read More VaccinationsFluNews POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests. Stay sane and savvy with our daily newsletter Sign up with By signing up, I agree to the Terms and to receive emails from POPSUGAR. What’s Your Reaction? Thanks for your reaction Don’t forget to share this with your friends! 0 0 0 0 0 0 0Reactions lickety-split 3 years we don't do the schedule, or even all of the shots. i have a child w/ autism (and yes i think the vaccines had something to do w/ that) and another child that was hospitalized following 2 vaccines. my 3rd child has had only a couple of the vaccines. she's had whooping cough a couple of times, it was not a big deal. Natasha-Dantzig 3 years We worked with our doctor to come up with a schedule that we were comfortable with - the crux of it being that we chose to avoid giving the baby more than one vaccination at a time in case he had a reaction to something.