Contributions by Patricia Jordan, DVM, Catherine J Frompovich, and Jeffry John Aufderheide.
Parents are seeing the vast amounts of children being injured by vaccines. Below are 8 stories indicating parents are waking up and getting savvy to the damage vaccines are causing to children.
Anti-vaccine movement grows in many states
The News Tribune
Summary: A rising number of parents in more than half of states are opting out of school shots for their kids. And in eight states, more than 1 in 20 public school kindergartners do not get all the vaccines required for attendance, an Associated Press analysis found.
Many Parents Request Delays in Vaccine Schedule
Summary: More than three quarters of pediatricians said they sometimes or often get asked by parents to use an “alternative” vaccination schedule that strays from national recommendations, according to a new survey of doctors.
Colorado parents rank second in nation for vaccine refusals
Summary: A new survey puts Colorado second-highest in the nation for parents refusing vaccines for their school-age kids, part of an anti-shot trend that increasingly troubles state health officials.
Vaccines for kids shirked in eight states (PICTURES)
Summary: Have parents given the cold shoulder to immunizations for their kids? In eight states, more than 1 in 20 public school kindergartners fail to get all the vaccines required for attendance, according to a new Associated Press analysis. That apparent trend has health officials worried about outbreaks of diseases that once were all but eliminated.
Many parents request delays in vaccine schedule
The Baltimore Sun
Summary: More than three quarters of pediatricians said they sometimes or often get asked by parents to use an “alternative” vaccination schedule that strays from national recommendations, according to a new survey of Washington State doctors.
More Parents Are Opting Out of Vaccines
The Atlantic Wire
Summary: A study of exemption rates by the Associated Press finds that more and more parents are skipping required vaccines for their children, often out of fear that shots do more harm than good. More than half of all states have seen an increase in the number of exemptions and in eight states, mostly in the Northwest and Midwest, the percentage of kids not getting the full recommendation of shots is over 5 percent.
More Children Skipping Vaccines In Some States
Summary: To vaccinate or not to vaccinate? That is a question that continues to concern parents nationwide. And a new analysis found that, in eight US states, more than 1 in 20 public school kindergartners are not receiving all the vaccines required for school attendance. And in more than half of all states, there has also been a slight increase in the rate of exemptions over the past five years.
Doctors in a Bind When Parents Want to Delay, Skip Vaccines
Summary: Mistrust of childhood vaccines is causing some parents to request “alternative” schedules from doctors, either delaying or skipping some shots.
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