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Saturday, January 05, 2008

The Vaccine Book by Robert W. Sears, M.D.,F.A.A.P.

What a relief this book was to me. Finally, an impartial view of vaccines and their benefits and side effects. I wish I would have had this on my bookshelf before my son was even born. The Vaccine Book is an invaluable tool filled with facts on everything a parent should know before deciding on a vaccine. The book not only explains the most common vaccines given in the first 12 years of a child's life, but it also delves into those often given for travel and in other special circumstances.

The Vaccine Book is a compilation of valuable information in an easy-to-reference format. You can have your answers in just a few quick minutes of reading if you choose, or dive into some statistics, even learn how the vaccines are made. I'd suggest reading a few days ahead about the vaccines your child is about to receive, so if you have any questions, you know exactly what to ask. Take the book with you to the doctor visits. The more informed you are going in, the more easily your doctor will be able to address your concerns.

I finished The Vaccine Book feeling like the confusion had lifted. Dr. Sears wrote this book with the parents' interests at heart, and he has no problem openly stating both negative and positive answers. Where there are no answers, he tells you straight out. This book never attempts to answer the question, "Should I vaccinate?" Sears simply gives you the information and allows you to make that decision without feeling judged either way. I highly recommend this book to all parents, and if you have any baby showers to attend soon, this is a great gift idea. I have a feeling you'll be thanked over and over.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting about where you get get real vaccine information. While I have not read the book, I trust Dr. Sears.

My daughter had a horrible vaccine reaction at 15 months. Every time she chewed her little eyes would roll back into her head. We truly thought that we had lost her to autism and met a doctor who told us so.

I'm happy to report that after lots of love, removing all of the chemicals from our home, stopping vaccinations and switching to organic food she is doing great. My daughter is now in second grade and one of the youngest in her class. She is super social and excelling accadmecially.

My younger son is completely unvaxinated.

I have no doubt that whatever my daughter's genetic make-up is, paired with the vaccines caused this year+ long reaction.

My hope is that there will be real unbiased studies on vaccines and the reactions that they can cause. It now seems like the big drug companies have their hands and money in everything.

(I am a regular reader, but am not ready to tell my entire story. Sorry for the anonymous post)

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Diane said...

Thank you, anonymous!I'm so happy to hear your daughter is so healthy now. I can't imagine how frightened you must have been! You'll be happy to hear Dr. Sears recommends people stop giving vaccines to children who have suffered a strong reaction. He says it's not worth the risk, and I'm sure you'd agree with that! Thanks for reading The Mommy Spot. I hope I'm able to give you some more ideas on living chemical free. And when the time comes that you're ready to share your whole story, I have a feeling you'll be able to help lots of parents!

Vivian said...

Thanks for sharing! I loved, LOVED, the birth book by Sears and truly believe that without it I would have felt powerless in the hospital when desiring a "natural" birth free of drugs. Next time around, I'll be in my tub, thankyouverymuch.
ANYHOO- I did the normal well-baby visits until Lil' E was like 9 months and have since (almost 2 years) done none, but mainly from confusion! I'm going to get this book now and try to enlighten myself!