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Vaccine Safety

If You Are Not Vaccinating Your Children, You Are Selfish

Kiara Imani Williams | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Kiara Imani Williams

Yes, I said it. Selfish. I thought of ways to sugarcoat that statement, but I ultimately decided against it. You may hate me for saying that, and that's fair. But someone had to say it. Want to know why? Keep reading.

Why My Son Isn't Vaccinated (It's Not What You Think)

Jamie Davis Smith | Posted 03.25.2015 | Parents
Jamie Davis Smith

We all want what is best for our children, but the truth is that we are all in this together. Vaccines matter. They save lives. And when they are not given, the impact can be devastating and far-reaching.

The Actual Risks Of Vaccines (It Turns Out There Aren't Many)

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 09.07.2014 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

They couldn't find anything for the DTaP vaccine or the HIB vaccine. They couldn't find any association with autism. And they couldn't find any risk from giving a lot of vaccines at once; in fact, one study found that getting several vaccines may help protect children against leukemia.

The Top 7 Reasons Parents Tell Me They Don't Want to Vaccinate

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

When I read about the resurgence of vaccine-preventable diseases like measles, polio or pertussis, I worry -- and wish that there wasn't so much fear about vaccines.

Where Do You Get Your Information About Vaccine Safety?

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 05.22.2013 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

Parents' worries about the safety of the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine are on the rise. And yet, doctors and scientists aren't more worried. What's going on?

Vaccines Generally Safe And Side Effects Are Rare, New Report Says

The Huffington Post | Amanda Chan | Posted 10.25.2011 | Healthy Living

After reviewing more than 1,000 studies on the subject, a panel of experts from the Institute of Medicine released a report Thursday stating vaccines ...

Vaccine Safety: Why Parents Are Concerned

Kim Stagliano | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Stagliano

The American pediatric vaccine schedule now includes 48 vaccinations before the age of six. Parents are facing vaccination choice issues at every pediatric visit.

WARNING: Don't Mix Flu Shots With Other Vaccines

Dr. Bob Sears | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Bob Sears

Make sure you get the flu shot without any other simultaneous vaccines. Why? Because scientists haven't studied what the side effects might be when the flu shot is given at the same time as any other vaccines.

Notes From the Big "Anti-Vaccine" Conference

David Kirby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Kirby

If we are going to find the actual environmental triggers to autism, we had better get busy.

A Response to Sally Pipes

Holly Robinson Peete | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Holly Robinson Peete

By using vaccines, we've been able to eradicate such diseases as smallpox, polio and measles. But the mercury used for decades as a preservative in the vaccinations is poison, pure and simple.