Poll: More Alaskan mothers decide against vaccinating their children

The number of mothers in Alaska who said they chose to delay or not give their children the recommended vaccines rose from 23.8% in 2009 to 33.2% in 2011, according to the Alaska Childhood Understanding Behaviors Survey. Of the "vaccine hesitant" respondents, nearly 44% said vaccines were administered too early and 28% said they were concerned that the shots would be more harmful than beneficial.

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