Healthcast: Delaying vaccines

BOSTON (WHDH) - A new study shows more parents are opting to delay vaccines for their children.

The study, conducted by the University of Arkansas, found that 87 percent of pediatricians had faced vaccine refusals from parents. This is up from 75 percent in 2006.

Doctors said parents who chose to delay vaccines mostly did not want to burden their children’s immune system or subject them to multiple shots. The study found fewer parents are worried about the risk of autism.

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