The Kid's Doctor: When should your child receive the MMR vaccination?

Although there is more and more data to confirm that childhood vaccines are safe, there continues to be some parental concern surrounding the timing of a child's vaccines.

Most (read as all) of my patients receive their vaccines according to CDC guidelines, and for the most part my patients realize the importance of vaccines and how many lives have been saved as more vaccines are given to children today than 25 years ago.

But, when it comes time for the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine, there are still a few parents who express concerns and some who would "like" to defer the vaccine to a later date when their child is "older" (typically after their...