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Vaccine Hesitancy

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?

Shots for School: Keeping Kids Safe -- Together

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 07.10.2012 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

I get the argument that it's not fair to force parents to immunize their kids in order for them to go to school. But schools have a responsibility to keep students safe and healthy.