Please welcome Dr. Bob Sears back to Metropolitan Mama.
Sears is a nationally known pediatrician, father of three, and author of The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child. Sears has graciously offered to extend his expertise about vaccines through a bimonthly column where YOU ask the questions…and he answers them. See the bottom of this post for details about how you can submit a question.
If you want more information now, you should really just buy his book (read my review here). It’s comprehensive, objective, and the only one of its kind on the market.
Today’s question was sent in by Rebecca.
QUESTION: “You list three different potential ‘paths’ for vaccinating babies in your book. My child is currently in a daycare setting. Is the Alternative Schedule safe for him?“
ANSWER FROM DR. SEARS: “I believe my Alternative Vaccine Schedule is a good way to go for any baby. Yes, being in daycare does increase disease risk, but my schedule makes sure a baby is vaccinated with all the most important diseases first, especially those that run through a daycare setting like Rotavirus, Pertussis, and Meningitis. I do believe that spreading out the shots like I suggest maximizes the safety of the vaccines.”
NOTE: To obtain a copy of Dr. Sear’s Alternative Vaccine Schedule, please pick up a copy of his book (see below) from your local library or a bookstore near you.
For more information, see The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child, or visit www.TheVaccineBook.com.
If you have a question about vaccines for Dr. Sears, send an e-mail with “Ask Dr. Sears” in the subject line to email@example.com.