With measles making a recent comeback there has been a lot of interest in the anti-vaccination movement and why parents are choosing not to vaccinate their children. Many parents have become outraged at the amount of parents who are questioning the safety of these vaccines saying that they are putting other children and even adults at risk by not following the recommended guidelines. PR Newswire suggest people are turning to their pediatricians for advice and there are a number of doctors who are supporting their patient’s personal decision on whether to vaccinate or not.
While many pediatricians will choose to persuade their patients to vaccinate, there is currently 10 percent of parents who are asking to actively delay shots for the time being. This follows recent debates regarding whether or not certain vaccines cause autism and other health conditions. Parents feel it is a wise choice to delay vaccines until approximately the age of two when a child is bigger, healthier, more developed and able to more successful handle a vaccination.
Pediatricians are divided. Some are asking parents to leave a practice if they are not going to keep up with vaccination requirements for that area. Others are accepting a parent’s decision not to vaccinate while others have chosen to persuade parents to vaccinate but in a friendly and supportive environment. The majority of pediatrician across the United States hope to regain trust with their patients and families in order to avoid having them find a new place for health care.