Parents back vaccination despite lingering concerns

Virtually all parents support childhood immunisation, yet around half have lingering concerns about vaccine safety, including that they may cause autism, a Melbourne survey shows. 

While 98% of parents support vaccination for their children, around 28% are worried about too many vaccines being given at once and 11% still fear that vaccines cause autism, according to research carried out by the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. 

In a survey of more than 600 parents of children at two Victorian centres, up to 19% believed that