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One of the most common concerns about vaccines today is the ingredients. Advocates of alternative schedules have claimed that vaccines are so full of toxins that they should be spaced out or avoided altogether in order to prevent harm. The general idea being that spreading out the vaccines allows infants to process the chemicals without reaching toxic levels.
For parents today who are concerned about the seemingly crowded recommended immunization schedule, it may seem logical to deviate from it and create a unique immunization experience for their child. For parents who selectively immunize, delaying or spacing out vaccines is appealing because it alleviates their concerns while ensuring their child is at least partially if not eventually fully immunized. For parents who refuse all immunizations, the feared risks of vaccines outweigh any and all benefits.
But is it really that simple?