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Some Foreign Doctors Wise Up To Immunizations

In another instance of "Do as I say, not as I do," 10 percent of physicians who aren't pediatricians don't follow recommended vaccination schedules for their children, compared to 5 percent who are, according to a new study (free text link below).

Researchers polled some 2,100 Swiss physicians a year ago to determine their opinions about vaccinating their own children. More than half of the respondents who eventually participated were pediatricians (most of whom had at least one child).

Nonpediatricians were less likely to vaccinate their children against mumps, measles or hepatitis B, according to the study, due to the same concerns many people have, namely about the mercury-based preservative thimerosal.

In fact, due to mislabeling and other problems, your physician or pediatrician may not be aware your child is being exposed to such a deadly toxin.

That's why I strongly urge you to review the many risks involved with following a vaccination schedule. You'll also want to take advantage of the National Vaccine Information Center's free mercury calculator to determine how much mercury your children may receive from any vaccines.

Pediatrics, Vol. 116, No. 5, November 2005: 623-633 Free Full Text Article

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