Tuesday, August 03, 2010

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Back to School
As back to school days are quickly creeping up on us and that yearly school physical looms in the near future, take a moment to learn about vaccinations for your child. Whether this is your child's first experience with immunizations or they are due for new ones, below is a short list of new books that discuss the topic.

With many aspects to consider (personal beliefs, religious background, schooling preferences, medical philosophy, etc.), we've included web site links as well.

The Everything Parent's Guide to Vaccines by Leslie Young
Should Vaccinations Be Mandatory? Noeel Merino, editor
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Vaccinations by Michael Joseph Smith and Laurie Bouck

Vaccine Safety Manual for Concerned Families and Health Practitioners by Neil Miller

Surf's Up
Centers for Disease Control (includes the CDC's recommended schedule for adults and children)
American Academy of Pediatrics
Vaccination Risk Awareness Network

Post by Kathleen Sands