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Children Taken From Parents Who Refuse Vitamin K Shot

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola Fact Checked

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  • Since 1961, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has recommended that all newborns receive a vitamin K1 injection to prevent vitamin K deficiency bleeding (VKDB), which can be life-threatening


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