Anti-Vaxxer Parents Now Refusing Vitamin K Shots That Prevent Bleeding In Babies’ Brains
A new study has found that some parents who refuse vaccinations for their children are also refusing vitamin K injections, which help prevent bleeding in newborn babies’ brains, which have not developed clotting capabilities.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) study found that 0.6 percent of babies didn’t get vitamin K injections because of their parents’ objections, notes Mother Jones.
Dr. Jaspreet Loyal, a pediatrician leading the study, added: “That’s a significant number of babies.”
Dr. Steven Abrams, chairman of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Nutrition. stressed that the vitamin K injections are very important:
The babies who bleed into the brain are often severely neurologically impaired for life.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes that the risks of “vitamin K deficiency bleeding” exist until babies are six months old.