Parents still want more vaccine safety research

When it comes to vaccines and children, often repeated myths continue to pass for truth among many parents. Despite widespread debunking of research that showed a link between vaccines and autism, the viral nature of the myth continues to run rampant. MedPage Today tells of a recent report by the C.S. Mott Children's National Poll on Children's Health that found 90 percent of parents view the safety of vaccines and drugs as the most important area for research. "Parental concerns about the safety of vaccines have increased markedly over the last decade, due to alleged but later disproven links between vaccines and autism and related concerns about mercury and other preservatives used in vaccines," poll director Matthew Davis says in a statement. Promotion of vaccine safety has done little to quell the concerns, he said, and parents want more research for assurance. C.S. Mott release | Report | Story