Immunizations

The Power of Words: A Commentary on the Delayed Vaccine Schedule

Guest blogger Dr. Steve Perry is a pediatrician at Cherry Creek Pediatrics in Denver and co-chair of the Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition’s Policy Committee. I recently read a post by Dr. Bob Sears on his website that listed several “Vaccine Friendly Doctors” in Colorado and across the nation. His article can be viewed here. As a pediatrician and vaccine advocate, I thought I’d be on this list. I am “vaccine-friendly doctor” who works with moms and dads to find the best health care plan for their babies. I read the information on both sides of the issue and weighed the science against the emotional worry that so many parents feel about vaccines. While I always recommend vaccination by the CDC schedule, I always listen to parents’ concerns. But, much to my surprise, I was no...