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Parents Who Veto Vaccinations Often Seek Like-Minded Opinions

Parents Who Veto Vaccinations Often Seek Like-Minded Opinions

Source: HealthDay

Friends and family may be key in parents' decisions on whether to vaccinate their young children, a small study suggests. Dr. Douglas Opel, of Seattle Children’s Research Institute, discusses the study results. The study, of about 200 parents, found that those who had opted not to follow the standard vaccine schedule often sought advice from anti-vaccine friends and family.

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