Monday, November 3, 2008

The Vaccine Book

The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child After waiting what seemed like forever on the library hold list, I finally received this book written by Dr. Sears. I may actually go out and buy this one now that I've read it, as it had way to much information to digest in one read. Dr. Sears covers all the shots in the American Pediatrics recommended schedule, with each chapter devoted to one particular disease/vaccine. For each one he explains what the illness is, how dangerous it is, and how common. He also explains not only the ingredients in each vaccine, but also how it is made.

What I really liked about this book is that it's not written in an extremist point of view. He's not anti-vaccine, but then again doesn't tell you your children will die if they don't get a vaccine, like some pediatricians do. Plus it was also published last year, so the information in it is very up to date. There is also a website that has further updates at Extremely interesting and a must read for parents of very young children or parents-to-be.

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