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.
Today’s question was submitted by...me! I just had a baby and we're now trying to make the best decision for our daughter regarding vaccinations.
QUESTION: "I bought your book and love it! But I'm concerned because it was written in 2007 and I'm sure there have been a lot of changes since then. What do I need to know now that it's 2009? What specific new "updates" should I keep in mind as I make vaccination decisions for my child?"
ANSWER FROM DR. SEARS: "Very little has changed since 2007 that isn't discussed or predicted in the book. Here are the only two issues that have come up that are worth mentioning:
Those are the only two changes in vaccines that aren't part of the book."
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.