Live Chat: Dr. Claire McCarthy on getting vaccinated

Dr. Claire McCarthy, a pediatrician at Boston Children’s Hospital and MD Mama blogger for, recently posed this question to her readers: How can doctors help parents be less scared about vaccines?

Vaccines are a complicated area of concern for parents. To help answer your questions, Dr. McCarthy chatting with readers live on from 1 to 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 13.

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Dr. McCarthy is a primary care pediatrician at Boston Children’s Hospital, an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, a senior editor for Harvard Health Publications and an official spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics.

A professional writer for more than 20 years, she writes about health and parenting for, Boston Children’s Hospital and Huffington Post.

Dr. Claire McCarthy is providing general advice and information about vaccines in this chat. Please consult your doctor for answers to specific medical questions.