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Why some parents choose not to vaccinate their kids

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - A study conducted in 2013 said that about 87 percent of pediatricians had encountered vaccine refusals, an increase from 75 percent in 2006.   The most common reason given?  Vaccines are unnecessary because the diseases they prevent have been wiped out in the United States.

In our SSM Health Medical Minute, Dr. Matt Broom, a SLUCare pediatrician with SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital explains that although information on the internet can elevate the questions from parents about vaccinations, the medical community does not debate the importance of vaccinating children.