syringe-and-vials-100140492According to a Danish study of 495,087 children between the year 1997 and 2006; and aged 11 months to two years, young children who get their live measles, mumps and rubella vaccine (MMR vaccine) on schedule appear to have a lower rate for hospital admission for any other unrelated types of infection. The researchers from the Research Center for Vitamins and Vaccines at the Statens Serum Institute in Copenhagen suggest that general immunity stimulation might be a result of MMR vaccine. What is your opinion about routine vaccination in young children? How often do you discuss the benefits and risks of vaccination with the parents of your patients?

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