(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

A new survey suggests parents are delaying vaccines for preventable diseases that could be putting children at risk.

FOX News Radio's Jeff Monosso reports:

A national survey of more than 500 pediatricians and family doctors show parents are increasingly asking for delays of vaccinations against diseases that are recommended for children under two.

Some parents delay shots by spacing them out over weeks or months, partly to spare their kids from getting poked by so many needles at one sitting. Other reasons include fears of complications.

According to the journal Pediatrics, doctors worry the practice is putting kids at risk for getting diseases that might also lead to outbreaks, like the measles, which has sickened more than 150 people in several states.

Jeff Monosso, FOX News Radio. 

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