11 Jun '11, 7pm

95% US #parents will vaccinate #children but still worry about #autism risk

95 percent of US children receive all their recommended vaccinations or would get them all, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The 2010 survey of parents in the US also found that about 5 percent of parents said they would decline having their child receive some vaccines, and 2 percent said their children would receive no vaccines. Further, many parents continue to have concerns about vaccines. Those who said their children would not get all the recommended vaccines often cite suspicions that vaccines or something in vaccines could be linked to autism, even though such theories have been widely discredited. Writing in Health Affairs , Allison Kennedy, an epidemiologist in CDC's Immunization Services Division, says that "... we did find that most parents do have questions or concerns about vaccines." As she tells USA Today , "better education...

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