More Parents Are Refusing Vaccinations, But Their Reasons Are Changing

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More Parents Are Refusing Vaccinations, But Their Reasons Are Changing

Post  dirge on Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:25 pm

More parents are refusing to vaccinate their children now than a decade ago, but the reasons for refusals have changed, a new study suggests.
Parents who refuse to vaccinate their kids are now more likely to say their reason is that they do not see a need for vaccination, the researchers found.
Pediatricians should continue to talk to parents who have concerns about vaccines to try to increase immunization rates, said study co-author Dr. Catherine Hough-Telford, a pediatrician at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

In the study, researchers surveyed 627 pediatricians in 2013 and asked them whether their patients' parents had ever refused a vaccination, or had asked to delay a vaccination. The researchers also asked pediatricians about their impressions of parents' reasons for refusing or delaying their kids' vaccination. The survey was a follow-up to an earlier one, with the same questions, conducted in 2006.

The researchers found that in 2013, 87 percent of pediatricians surveyed said they encountered vaccine refusals from parents of their patients, up from 75 percent of pediatricians who said the same in 2006. This drop in what pediatricians perceive lines up with other research that has reported increasing rates of vaccine exemptions for nonmedical reasons, and increasing rates of children who are not receiving all or some of the vaccines they should receive for optimal health benefits, the researchers said in their study, published today (Aug. 29) in the journal Pediatrics.




http://www.livescience.com/55913-reasons-parents-refuse-vaccinations-are-changing.html

It astounds me that parents are placing their children at risk and its clear to me why.
They are buyiny into bullshit they read off the internet that places an unfounded fear around vaccinations

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Re: More Parents Are Refusing Vaccinations, But Their Reasons Are Changing

Post  Flix on Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:31 pm

I am rather wary of too many vaccinations but considering how many people have been saved from death or debilibating conditions I think parents are mad not to take advantage of what's on offer especially the tried and tested ones. I was concerned about the multiple vaccinations my children had at the time and thought long and hard but decided the advantages outweighed the disadvantages.
When I was young the only vaccinations we had were smallpox and TB if required after the skin test and x ray if no reaction happened. We all had measles, chickenpox and german  measles - luckily to no ill effect in anyone I knew at least.
Isn't yellow fever predicted to go global fairly soon?

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Re: More Parents Are Refusing Vaccinations, But Their Reasons Are Changing

Post  dirge on Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:49 pm

@Flix wrote:I am rather wary of too many vaccinations but considering how many people have been saved from death or debilibating conditions I think parents are mad not to take advantage of what's on offer especially the tried and tested ones. I was concerned about the multiple vaccinations my children had at the time and thought long and hard but decided the advantages outweighed the disadvantages.
When I was young the only vaccinations we had were smallpox and TB if required after the skin test and x ray if no reaction happened. We all had measles, chickenpox and german  measles - luckily to no ill effect in anyone I knew at least.
Isn't yellow fever predicted to go global fairly soon?


Yes i understand its rearing its ugly head up in Africa again.
There is always going to be some adverse effects on some children, but the alternative by not having would see countless suffer and see the return of some appalling deseases.

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Re: More Parents Are Refusing Vaccinations, But Their Reasons Are Changing

Post  Flap Zappa on Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:41 pm

@Flix wrote:I am rather wary of too many vaccinations but considering how many people have been saved from death or debilibating conditions I think parents are mad not to take advantage of what's on offer especially the tried and tested ones. I was concerned about the multiple vaccinations my children had at the time and thought long and hard but decided the advantages outweighed the disadvantages.
When I was young the only vaccinations we had were smallpox and TB if required after the skin test and x ray if no reaction happened. We all had measles, chickenpox and german  measles - luckily to no ill effect in anyone I knew at least.
Isn't yellow fever predicted to go global fairly soon?
the effects by not having the vaccinations far outweigh the minimal risks involved in having them.

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