One-third of parents are delaying giving vaccines to their children: Study - (ABC News via NewsPoints Desk)

  • Study data shows that one-third of children between the ages of 19 and 35 months do not receive vaccines on time, ABC News reported.

  • According to data used from surveys at Emory University from 15,059 children, 63% of children received vaccines on time before the age of three, as per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, while 23% limited the number of vaccinations per visit or skipped at least one vaccine.

  • Meanwhile, 14% were not compliant with guideline recommendations.

  • Uncertainty about safety and necessity of vaccines, along with general mistrust of the pharmaceutical industry, has led to this recent trend, the authors said, adding that interventions should target both providers and parents.

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