Originally Posted by kathymuggle
This is not from, the USA, but from Switzerland.
"Ninety-three percent of the surveyed physicians agree with the current official vaccination recommendations and would apply them to their own children."
Which means 7% wouldn't.
The rates for pediatricians was higher than that of physicians, which I think is interesting. Pediatricians were also more likely to give their children additional
vaccines that weren't on the schedule.
The study concluded:
"In conclusion, 95% of pediatricians practicing in Switzerland immunize, or would immunize, their children according to recommended schedules and vaccines. They give at least as many vaccines to their own child as to their patients (and frequently many more), immunize as early as recommended, and also make a comprehensive use of the most recent combination vaccines. In contrast, a relatively large proportion of nonpediatricians do not follow, nor plan to follow, current immunization recommendations for their own children. Despite their scientific training and education, they express the same concerns as those that prevail in the public. "
It's important to note that this study is 10 years old. Since it stated a lot of the reservations had to do with worries over the MMR causing autism or "too many too soon" type of concerns, I think it's vital to point out that there has been a TON of research and data on those issues in the last 10 years that weren't available at the time this survey was sent out.
I would be very very surprised if those numbers weren't a good deal higher today.
In any case, consensus does not mean unanimous agreement.
"con·sen·sus [kuhn-sen-suhs] Show IPA
noun, plural con·sen·sus·es.
1.majority of opinion"
Do you disagree that 95% is the (vast) majority?