To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate? New Study Raises New Questions

Published 07/02 2014 06:14PM

Updated 07/02 2014 06:40PM

((KNWA/NBC))-- To vaccinate or not to vaccinate. That's the question parents across the country face when it comes to taking care of their children.

But a new study in the "Medical Journal of Pediatrics" says children should get vaccinated against preventable and potentially deadly diseases.

The reason this study is raising eyebrows is because it's taking a firm stand that children should absolutely get their vaccines, period.

Researchers found no ties between vaccines and the rising number of children with autism, contradicting claims put forward by a small but vocal group of anti-vaccine activists.

The research also showed that negative side effects from vaccines only affect a small fraction of people. To see the full report, click here.

Coming up on July 8, hear from a local mom who believes her child became ill from a vaccine, despite what doctors are saying.

KNWA's Laine Baker will talk to the mother and a doctor, in our special report.

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