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Another measles outbreak: A pediatrician answers your vaccine questions

Feb 05, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs

Wendy Sue Swanson, a pediatrician with Seattle Children's Hospital, wants parents to know immunizations are safe, necessary and effective. As a mother of two boys (ages 10 and 12), she understands why parents get nervous. "I think anybody who hears a scary story about vaccines has questions, and I think that's natural and human," she says. But as a doctor and a mother, she knows how safe and important vaccines are.

"I never hesitated. My kids got their MMR [measles, mumps and rubella] as s...