Concerns about vaccinations are not limited to parents of young children. In fact, while the majority of parents see the importance of making sure their children ages 13 to 17 are current on national recommendations for vaccinations, there is a significant difference between the perceived importance and whether their children are fully vaccinated, according to a recent online survey by the American Osteopathic Association.
Being concerned about health risks or allergies associated with vaccines is the top reason parents gave as to why they feel it is unimportant for their teens to be current on vaccinations. But in most cases the benefit of vaccinations outweighs the harm. Talk to your child's physician about any concerns you may have about vaccinations.