Mommy Monday: Deciding Whether to Vaccinate Your Child
Many parents struggle with the decision over whether to vaccinate their young children. And they often turn to friends and family to advice.
A new study published in the journal Pediatrics looked at parents who decided not to follow the standard vaccine schedule for their kids. Researchers found those parents often sought advice from friends and family who were against getting the vaccines.
Some parents are concerned about the link between vaccines and autism, despite the fact that studies have failed to confirm that link exists. A recent study found about one third of parents thought children get too many vaccines in their first two years.
Researchers say this study points to the fact that there is a definite reliance from parents' social networks on making this important decision.