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Medical Practitioners Do Not Follow Vaccination Recommendation

Monday, 03 November 2008 18:51
The next time someone criticizes you for not vaccinating your children, tell them you have a lot of company. Pediatrics recently published a study revealing that, "A relatively large proportion of nonpediatricians do not follow, nor plan to follow, current immunization recommendations for their own children."

Significant numbers of pediatric (5%) and nonpediatric (10%) physicians were declining vaccines for their own children. Shots declined include measles, mumps, hepatitis B, and Haemophilus influenzae type b; many postponed DTP or MMR vaccination. The doctors expressed the same concerns as the public: the vaccines may cause brain and neurological damage (autism, ADD/ADHD etc.). Pediatrics 2005;116:e623-e633. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/516345