New Study Tracks Parents Who Come Up With Their Own Safety Mechanisms To Vaccinate Their Kids

10.03.11 | Sarah Harnisch

   The study tracked moms and dads who wanted to vaccinate but were fearful of the side effects. Reseachers said they came up with their own terms for what was safe. The study shows 13-percent of parents-- more then 1 in 10-- are opting out of vaccinations or delaying them to follow an "alternative" vaccination schedule.  Among those who do get their children vaccinated, 28-percent believe it's safer to space out the immunizations to avoid giving their child several shots at once.  But researchers say that's not the case.  They say skipping or spacing out immunizations can significantly increase a child's risk of illness. the study appears in the journal "Pediatrics."