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Many More Parents Are Refusing Vaccines!!
May 25, 2010
In 2008, 39 percent of parents became educated about vaccinations and refused or delayed vaccines for their children. This compares to just 22 percent in 2003.
The data comes from a telephone survey of the parents of 9,000 toddlers. Many of the parents were worried about whether the vaccines were safe or effective.
- 27 percent said too many shots were recommended
- 26 percent questioned whether vaccines really worked
- 25 percent cited worries that vaccines might cause autism
- 24 percent worried about side effects
Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting Vancouver, Canada May 1-4, 2010