Many parents are spacing out their children's vaccines.. worried that too many at once can be harmful. But a new study is backing on time shots.
Santa Jones remembers her daughter Myesha's first vaccine shots, she was less than a week old. But many parents are delaying vaccinations, concerned that the medicines intended to protect from diseases, may harm brain development. Now, a new study says there's no reason to worry. According to Doctor Kenneth Goettesman receiving the immunizations probably has the opposite effect, helping with development.
The study looked at when more than 1,000 children received vaccines. Researchers tested them several years later and found those who received timely shots fared better on tests for language, memory and intellect .
There have been persistent claims of a link between autism and vaccines, but numerous studies show no connection, in fact doctors say delaying vaccines puts your child at risk for sickness, from pneumonia, polia and tetanus.
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