Over 50% Of Parents Querying Vaccine Safety

By Maryn McKenna Mar 1, 2010 (CIDRAP News) – About half of the parents responding to a national survey say they are concerned about adverse effects of vaccines, and one in four believe some vaccines cause autism, according to a paper published today by the journal Pediatrics.

But at the same time, 90% of the same parents agreed that receiving vaccines is a good way to prevent diseases in their children, and 88% said they follow doctors’ recommendations of which vaccines to get.

The survey of 1,552 parents by University of Michigan researchers in medicine and public policy was conducted in January 2009, before the H1N1 epidemic…

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