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Countering Dr. Sears

Countering Dr. Sears

The U.S. childhood immunization schedule is reviewed and approved by CDC, American Academy of Pediatrics, and American Academy of Family Physicians. The alternative vaccination schedule has not been tested, reviewed, or approved by any medical authority or public health group. The alternative schedule, a concoction solely from Dr. Sears, leaves children vulnerable to vaccine-preventable diseases.
Resources for Countering Dr. Sears
Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
Click this arrow to view IAC's parent handouts
Handouts for Parents
IAC's collection of handouts for staff and patients
Clear Answers & Smart Advice About Your Baby's Shots
Clear Answers & Smart Advice About Your Baby's Shots
Decision To Not Vaccinate My Child
Decision To Not Vaccinate My Child
Need Help Responding to Vaccine-Hesitant Parents? Science-Based Materials from Respected Organizations
Need Help Responding to Vaccine-Hesitant Parents? Science-Based Materials from Respected Organizations
 
What If You Don't Immunize Your Child?
What If You Don't Immunize Your Child?
>> view all handouts for parents
Click this arrow to watch A Practical Guide to Improving Adult Vaccination Rates in Your Practice
Ask the Experts: Vaccine Safety
CDC's experts answer challenging questions about vaccines
Click this arrow to view IAC's collection of vaccine information statements
Vaccine Information Statements
VISs explain both the benefits and risks of a vaccine
Click this arrow to view IAC's collection of unprotected people reports
Unprotected People Reports
Real-life accounts of suffering and loss
IAC's website for the public - vaccineinformation.org
Click this arrow to view the vaccine safety websection on vaccineinformation.org
Vaccine Basics: Vaccine Safety
The Vaccine Basics web section on vaccineinformation.org provides information about importance of vaccines and answers many common questions about vaccines and getting vaccinated
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC: Provider Resources for Vaccine Conversations with Parents
Click this arrow to view CDC's Frequently Asked Questions about Multiple Vaccinations and the Immune System
Multiple Vaccinations and the Immune System
Provides answers to concerns about too many vaccines
Vaccine Education Center (VEC)
Vaccine Education Center (VEC)
Click this arrow to view VEC's Special Article: The Problem with Dr Bob's Alternative Vaccine Schedule
Special Article: The Problem with Dr Bob's Alternative Vaccine Schedule
Paul Offit, MD, and Charlotte Moser, Reprinted with permission of Pediatrics
Click this arrow to view VEC's Too Many Vaccines? What You Should Know
Too Many Vaccines? What You Should Know
Offers reassuring information about the safety of multiple vaccinations
>> Spanish-language version
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
AAP's Immunization Website
Click this arrow to view AAP's Common Parental Concerns: Non-Standard Schedules
Common Parental Concerns: Non-Standard Schedules
Resources for healthcare professionals and parents about non-standard schedules
Click this arrow to access An Important Immunization Message from the AAP
An Important Immunization Message from the AAP
Pediatricians strongly support following the recommended immunization schedule
Click this arrow to access Child Immunization Schedule: Why Is It Like That?
Child Immunization Schedule: Why Is It Like That?
Questions and answers about timing, spacing, and scheduling immunizations
Click this arrow to access Sound Advice Audio Interviews: All Clips
Sound Advice Audio Interviews
Collection of interviews with pediatricians, researchers and other parents
Institute of Medicine (IOM)
Institute of Medicine (IOM)
The Institute of Medicine, now known as the Health and Medicine Division of National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, is an impartial group of the world's leading experts that advises Congress on science issues. After reviewing more than 200 studies in 2004 and more than 1,000 studies in 2011, the consensus report strongly stated that the evidence did not show a link between vaccines and autism.
Click this arrow to view the 2011 IOM study: Adverse Effects of Vaccines: Evidence and Causality
2011 Study: Adverse Effects of Vaccines - Evidence and Causality
Click this arrow to view the 2004 IOM study: Immunization Safety Review: Vaccines and Autism
2004 Study: Immunization Safety Review - Vaccines and Autism
More Resources
      FEATURED RESOURCE
Vaccines and Autism: A Summary of CDC Studies
Recommended Immunization Schedule: What You Should Know
Q&A about the recommended vaccine schedule
Vaccine Education Center
 
      VIDEOS
Video: Addressing Vaccine Hesitant Parents
Addressing Vaccine-Hesitant Parents
This set of role-playing videos, available for viewing either as one video or a series of clips, include an introduction and commentary by infectious disease expert Dr. Mark Sawyer.
Video: Video FAQs: Why Follow the Recommended Immunization Schedule
Video FAQs: Why Follow the Recommended Immunization Schedule
In these short video clips, Dr. Mark Sawyer explains the importance of getting vaccinated on time.
Videos & PSAs
more videos for parents
Videos & PSAs
more videos for healthcare professionals
      POWERPOINT SLIDE SETS
PowerPoint: Common Immunization Myths and Misconceptions
Common Immunization Myths and Misconceptions
Talking points and resources for busy healthcare professionals
PowerPoint: Quick Answers to Tough Questions: Vaccine Talking Points for Busy Health Professionals
Quick Answers to Tough Questions: Vaccine Talking Points for Busy Health Professionals
Help parents who question vaccines; references provided
PowerPoint: Making the CASE for Vaccines
Making the CASE for Vaccines
Presentation describes 4-step framework to help healthcare professionals present the science about vaccine safety and autism
>> more PowerPoint slide sets
      JOURNAL ARTICLES
Physician Response to Parental Requests to Spread Out the Recommended Vaccine Schedule
Pediatrics, e-published March 2, 2015
Delaying Vaccination Is Not a Safer Choice
JAMA Pediatrics, e-published October 14, 2013
>> more multiple-injections–journal articles
vaccineinformation.org
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Vaccine Questions?
• CDC-info: 800.232.4636
• Email: nipinfo@cdc.gov
• Contact: Program Managers
 
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This page was updated on July 21, 2016.
This page was reviewed on July 21, 2016.
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