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Despite safety fears, doctors often delay vaccines for young children
Despite safety fears, doctors often delay vaccines for young children

Parents aren't the only ones fretting about vaccines for young children. Trepidation about these routine immunizations has made doctors upset too, a new survey shows. Fully 92% of pediatricians and family medicine physicians agree that it is important for kids to get vaccinated against measles, diphtheria, pertussis and a host of other diseases, and to get their immunizations on time, according to a study published Monday by the journal Pediatrics. In addition, 87% of the doctors agreed that when parents delay some or all of these vaccines, they are putting their children at risk of being sickened by a preventable disease. Yet 37% of the doctors who took the survey said they...

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