I remember when I took my first-born baby to the pediatrician for his first checkup 40 years ago. Like most young Moms, I looked up to my pediatrician and completely trusted him. I did everything he told me to do, never questioning his expertise or doubting him, believing that he would never recommend or do anything that would put my baby in harm’s way. Much has changed since 1978. Back then infants and children were getting half as many vaccines as they do today. Parents had no information at all about vaccine risks and failures. We just followed the doctor’s orders. Today, the subject of vaccination is the most often discussed health topic in America. Not a day goes by without mothers and fathers being reminded that the health of the nation depends upon making sure their children get every one of the 69 doses of 16 CDC recommended vaccines exactly on schedule.
Pediatricians Turn Well Baby Checkups Into Vaccine Battlegrounds
Published November 15, 2018 | Best in Video