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The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child
The Vaccine Book Making the Right Decision for Your Child Author:Robert Sears With the spate of publicity surrounding the possible health risks posed by childhood immunization, parents are no longer simply following doctor's orders and automatically having their children vaccinated. Instead, they are asking questions. The problem is the search for answers only leads parents to conflicting, one-sided information: docto... more »rs claim that parents are endangering their child's life if they refuse shots, while radical vaccine opponents claim parents are endangering their child's life if they accept shots. With THE VACCINE BOOK, parents finally have one, fair, impartial, fact-based resource they can turn to for answers. Each chapter is devoted to a disease/vaccine pair and offer a comprehensive discussion of what the disease is, how common or rare it is, how serious or harmless it is, the ingredients of the vaccine, and any possible side effects from the vaccine. Ultimately, parents will have to make their own informed decisions as Dr. Bob Sears is neither pro-vaccine nor anti-vaccine. But THE VACCINE BOOK will provide exactly the information parents want and need as they make their way through the vaccination maze.« less
This book provides a balanced look at research, pros and potential risks of vaccinations. Details provided about each vaccine (side effects, ingredients, etc) and then traditional and alternative vaccine schedules are discussed. I found this to be a thoughtful, easy to understand guide, that allowed me to discuss vaccines with our pediatrician.
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I love this book. It's a fantastic "middle of the road" approach to vaccination. Dr. Sears (the son of the more famous Dr. Sears) gives you all the information - about the diseases the vaccines are meant to prevent, the benefits of each vaccine, the possible risks, why some people may chose not to get it, even ingredients - shares his personal opinion on it, and leaves the decision up to you. It's rare that we as parents are treated as if we're intelligent enough to make a decision on our own!! He includes a very clear "alternative vaccination schedule", which many parents are more comfortable with than the traditional vaccine schedule in our country - one that ends up giving your child 30-something shots by the time they're 5. He also includes tips for reducing your child's risk of side effects, etc. Overall, this book is a fantastic tool that allows parents to make their own truly informed decisions about a very important (and controversial) topic.