Parents fear growing number of vaccines

Never have American children received so many vaccinations: Most of the 11,000 babies born each day in the USA will get at least 21 vaccinations before they start first grade – more than twice as many as a decade ago.

Never have questions about vaccines been so pointed.

Fueled by the withdrawal of a vaccine last month because of safety concerns and frightening Internet discussions about vaccines, a growing number of parents and politicians are asking whether the sheer number of immunizations now required by states for many children really is necessary – or safe.

“When some parents are more afraid of the vaccine than they are of the vaccine-preventable disease, it is imperative that we fully examine this issue.”

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Source: USA TODAY @ 09:53 | Article ID: 934124009