Health & Development
Study: Doctors resist delaying key kid vaccines
Nearly 80 percent of pediatricians surveyed in Washington have been asked by parents to vary the official vaccination schedule for their children, according to a study published by the Seattle Children's Research Institute.
Sixty-one percent of the 290 doctors questioned for the research said they're comfortable changing the ambitious schedule recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which has children getting as many as 26 inoculations by age 2 — and up to five shots at one time.
But the findings, published in the December issue of Pediatrics, found that doctors balked when it came to delaying three vaccines for diseases that too often prove deadly to young children.
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