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There is no scientific support for delaying vaccines; there is nothing that suggests spreading them out is safer, and it's pretty clear that it leaves children at risk of diseases for longer - for example, infants that are most vulnerable to whooping cough are left unprotected until they parents get around to it. It also involves more doctor visits, with the risk of exposure, and more stress on the children, as they are vaccinated more often. In short, it's a bad proposition all around - for the individual child, and public health. It really is not something parents should be doing. There is no credible evidence that vaccines cause autism; there is evidence that the unvaccinated are at higher risk of vaccine preventable diseases. Deciding to leave your child exposed to a real risk because of a gut feeling or instinct is problematic.
September 19, 2013 at 9:34 a.m.
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