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More Parents Using Alternative Vaccination Schedules

More Parents Are Choosing Alternative Vaccination Schedules For Their Kids

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.

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lickety-split lickety-split 5 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 Natasha-Dantzig 5 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.
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