Study: Even Parents Who Vaccinate Doubt Shots' Safety 29295

A new study published in the journal Pediatrics has found that 28 percent of American parents who vaccinate their children according to the recommended schedule think it would be safer to delay the immunizations until their children are older.

The study also found that a growing number of parents are delaying the vaccines, following an alternative schedule, or declining certain vaccines, most often the seasonal flu vaccine, for their children.  More than 1 in 10 parents currently use an alternative vaccination schedule, the study reports, and "a large proportion of parents currently following the recommended schedule seem to be 'at risk' for switching to an alternative schedule."