The Kids Will Be All Right

Multiple childhood vaccinations do not have the knock-on effects many anti-vaxxers fear.

New research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that receiving multiple vaccines did not put kids at increased risk of nontargeted infections. The findings could quell the concerns of some parents amid a vocal anti-vaccination movement.

The findings offer reassurance in the US’ vaccine schedule. But antivaccine groups will remain skeptical, and research alone won’t win over parents, wrote 2 pediatricians in an accompanying editorial: now the evidence-based research must be delivered “in ways that inspire confidence in the robust and safe childhood immunization schedule,” they wrote.

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