Here's why parents are rejecting Vitamin K shots for newborns
As vaccination rates have dipped, pediatricians have noticed another disturbing trend involving parents declining an essential shot that newborns get soon after birth. For the past 60 years, newborns have received a shot of Vitamin K soon after delivery. It dramatically reduces the risk of bleeding in the brain, a life-threatening condition that can cause brain damage in infants. But there's concern more babies are now at risk because they're not getting that shot.