When you're considering what vaccinations are right for your child and when to administer them, there's a lot to think about. With twelve separate vaccines on the standard vaccination schedule, you have twelve separate choices to make. And with so much conflicting information available today, these decisions can seem overwhelming. Dr. Bob Sears offers help. In this first-ever, authoritative, open-minded guide to childhood vaccinations, he provides an in-depth look at each disease/vaccine pair and covers everything you need to know, including; how common or rare, as well as how serious, each disease is, how each vaccine is made and what its ingredients are, which ingredients are potentially controversial, what each vaccine's side effects might be and how likely they are to occur, how to recognize, treat, and prevent vaccine side effects, which brands and types of vaccines are safest, how to tailor your child's shot schedule to minimize risks and satisfy state requirements, what precautions unvaccinated children should take to stay healthy. In a clear, accessible tone. Dr. Sears lays out the reasons both for and against administering each vaccine and provides the essential tools for making informed decisions about your child's health. Book jacket.Sears, Robert is the author of 'Vaccine Book Making the Right Decision for Your Child', published 2008 under ISBN 9780316017503 and ISBN 0316017507.