Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Anti-vaccine parents coming around

According to the University of Michigan, compared to a year ago, 25% of parents surveyed said they now consider vaccines safer than they did. Seven percent said less safe. And 68% said they felt the same as a year ago. (C.S. Mott Children's Hosp poll)

Possibly affecting these numbers were the many outbreaks of measles and whooping cough across the country.

One-third of the parents surveyed said they now saw more benefits from vaccines. A fourth said vaccines were safer than a year ago.

Rsearchers said such a large shift was "quite remarkable."

Are the vaccines "safer"? Most doctors say they weren't that unsafe to begin with. But if people believe this, more will be vaccinated.

We will all benefit--so the "benefits" are better.

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