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NVIC: Ask 8 Before You Vaccinate

A guide about vaccine injury & reporting

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Reading List

The titles listed below are organized by research starting point. Many explain benefits and risks of vaccines, and are readily available on Amazon. You might also wish to request these books at your local library so they are available for others in your community. 

A Good First Read

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Children’s Vaccinations

Stephanie Cave, MD, FAAFP and Deborah Mitchell

An essential guide for parents about vaccinations. Dr. Cave explains pros and cons and the book provides information to help parents make a knowledgeable, responsible choice about vaccinating their children.

Beginners

The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision 

Dr. Robert W. Sears, MD, FAAP

A fair, impartial, fact-based resource from the most trusted name in pediatrics. Dr. Bob devotes each chapter in the book to a disease/vaccine pair and offers 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.

Tip: Many pediatricians will  follow the "Dr. Sears" schedule, which is an alternative to the CDC schedule. To learn more, purchase this book, or visit loving-attachment-parenting.com

The Vaccine-Friendly Plan

Paul Thomas, M.D, and Jennifer Margulis

An accessible and reassuring guide to childhood health and immunity from a pediatrician who is both knowledgeable about the latest scientific research and respectful of a family’s risk factors, health history, and concerns.

Your Baby, Your Way

Jennifer Margulis

Award-winning journalist explores our current cultural practices during pregnancy, childbirth, and the first year of a baby’s life, challenges advice given to new mothers, and encourages parents to question what they’re told about prenatal and infant care.

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Children’s Vaccinations

Stephanie Cave, MD, FAAFP and Deborah Mitchell

An essential guide for parents about vaccinations. Dr. Cave explains pros and cons and the book provides information to help parents make a knowledgeable, responsible choice about vaccinating their children.

Intermediate

A Shot in the Dark

Harris L. Coulter and Barbara Loe Fisher

Traces the development of the DPT vaccine, describes its risks, and lists warning signs that a child may be sensitive to it.

The Authoritative Guide to Vaccine Legal Exemptions

Alan Phillips, J.D.

Critical details for parents, students, immigrants, healthcare employees, parents in custody disputes, military personnel, adoption and other agencies, attorneys and clients. 

Dissolving Illusions: Disease, Vaccines, and The Forgotten History

Suzanne Humphries, MD and Roman Bystrianyk

Details facts and figures from long-overlooked medical journals, books, newspapers, and other sources. 

Vaccine Epidemic: How Corporate Greed, Biased Science, and Coercive Government Threaten Our Human Rights, Our Health, and Our Children

Louise Kuo Habakus, M.A. and Mary Holland, J.D. 

Americans are increasingly concerned about vaccine safety and the right to make individual, informed choices together with their healthcare practitioners. 

Vaccine Illusion

Tetyana Obukhanych, PhD

An immunologist explains why vaccines cannot give lasting immunity to infectious diseases and how they jeopardize natural immunity and overall health.

Vaccines 2.0: The Careful Parent's Guide to Making Safe Vaccination Choices for Your Family

Mark Blaxill and Dan Olmsted

Looks at the roster of today’s recommended vaccines and helps readers choose a schedule based on unbiased, uncensored, non-conflicted science. Discusses whether to get a flu shot during pregnancy--and how to avoid mercury if you do--to the Hep B shot within hours of birth, to the Gardasil vaccine for preteens, and more.

Advanced 

ImmunoFacts 2013: Vaccines and Immunologic Drugs (1st Edition)

John D. Grabenstein RPh PhD MSPharm FAPhA

Concise information on the most frequently used vaccines and immunologics. Make informed decisions about dosage, administration, storage, formulary admission, and purchasing of vaccines and immunologic drugs.

Vaccines and Autoimmunity

Yehuda Shoenfeld, Nancy Agmon-Levin, and Lucija Tomljenovic

A resource for advanced students and researchers working in pathogenic and epidemiological studies.

Miller's Review of Critical Vaccine Studies

Neil Z. Miller

Summaries of 400 important scientific papers to help parents and researchers enhance their understanding of vaccinations.