Vaccine Debates

Are vaccines really necessary? Is there still mercury in vaccines? Find out the answers to common vaccination debates.

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'I'm a Doctor and a Parent': Here's How Vaccines Work

Our panel of AAP pediatricians understands your concerns about vaccines. They’re parents, too. But here's what they really wish people knew about vaccines.

5 Facts You Need to Know About 'Alternative Vaccine Schedules'

Pediatricians across the country agree that delaying or eliminating any vaccinations is a definite no-no. So why are some parents going rogue when it comes to scheduling their child’s vaccines? Here are the facts.

Here’s Why Childhood Vaccines Aren’t Really Dangerous

Many parents worry about the perceived dangers of vaccines, but they often just misunderstand the facts. We’ve broken down common concerns about childhood vaccinations so you can rest easier before pediatrician appointments.

The Truth About Mercury in Vaccines

Here’s why parents don’t need to worry about mercury in the flu shot and other childhood vaccines.

Anti-Vaccination Named a Global Health Threat for 2019

The World Health Organization stressed the importance of getting your child vaccinated to protect them, and others, from deadly diseases.

Mom Shares Emotional Wake-Up Call in Response to Kat Von D's Anti-Vaccine Post

Caroline Hirons, a mom and beauty industry expert, shared a heartbreaking story on social media and took Kat Von D to task for promoting an anti-vaccine stance.

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Mom Shares Emotional Wake-Up Call in Response to Kat Von D's Anti-Vaccine Post

Caroline Hirons, a mom and beauty industry expert, shared a heartbreaking story on social media and took Kat Von D to task for promoting an anti-vaccine stance.

This Mom Risks Jail Time if She Doesn't Vaccinate Her Son

A judge says this mom has one week to vaccinate her son, or else she is headed for the big house.

My Baby Got Measles at Disneyland

If California's vaccination rates had been higher, my 4-month-old son would have been more protected from the measles.