Bob wrote both the autism book and the vaccine book, the latter of which has sold over 200,000 copies and is now frequently cited by members of the antivaccination movement. The sears siblings and their mother also authored the healthiest kid in the neighborhood and the allergy book. What sears says sears book provides parents with alternative schedules for having children vaccinated to protect them. Bobs alternative vaccine schedule near the end of the book. Jul 01, 2018 dr bob sears, known for promoting a nonevidencebased vaccination schedule contrary to the cdc schedule, has been sanctioned by californias medical board. Sears plants a fear of an immunization, and gives an alternate that isnt even available to most patients. The selective schedule is offered to parents who otherwise would have declined all vaccines.
In 2007, dr robert sears drafted a schedule to accommodate these parents. Bob sears and the radical vaccination agenda of popular. Making the right decision for your child, which seeks to address the biggest concerns of parents who are looking for a middle ground between the official cdc vaccine schedule and not getting any vaccines at all. Dr bob sears, known for promoting a nonevidencebased vaccination schedule contrary to the cdc schedule, has been sanctioned by californias medical board.
The healthy brings you exclusive interviews with dr. He recommends that parents avoid or delay vaccinating their children, counter to the consensus recommendations of medical bodies, and his book recommends that parents follow his two alternative vaccine schedules, rather than that of the american academy of pediatrics. Bob a hero to the antivaccine community because it is explicitly provaccine. Sears, leaves children vulnerable to vaccinepreventable diseases. Making the right decision for your child, robert sears, md, writes that the. Certain diseases are more or less serious or common depending on a childs age. When individual doctors make their own immunization schedules. Understanding these illnesses is an important step in making an educated decision regarding. Indeed, 29% of parent respondents stated that they developed an acis. Oct 26, 2011 the vaccine book offers parents a fair, impartial, factbased resource from the most trusted name in pediatrics. For a more detailed discussion on these vaccine preventable diseases, see the vaccine book.
There is no medical benefit in spreading out vaccines. Vaccine hesitancy and alternative vaccine schedules. The schedule was published along with other information about vaccines in his book the vaccine book. Dtap diptheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis, rotavirus 3 months. And his alternate vaccine schedule is problematic for one very obvious reason. Robert sears of orange county, california, first drew attention after publishing a book in 2007 called the vaccine book.
Dr sears vaccine schedule dr sears vaccination schedule. The problem with dr bobs alternative vaccine schedule american. Sears alternate vaccine schedule this schedule is recommended by dr. Vaccinations naturopathic pediatric care by dr kiera smialek. Use of alternative childhood immunization schedules in king. Vaccine maverick dr bob sears accused of negligence. Bob, as he likes to be called by his little patients, earned his medical degree at georgetown university school of medicine in 1995. Sears, leaves children vulnerable to vaccine preventable diseases.
Feb 22, 2019 the sears siblings and their mother also authored the healthiest kid in the neighborhood and the allergy book. Robert sears the vaccine book is slim, hugely popular with parents and the bane of pediatricians existence. The routine childhood vaccines are designed to prevent, or decrease the risk of many diseases. By spreading out the shots, you spread out the exposure so infants can process the aluminum without it reaching toxic levels. Sears is a practicing pediatrician and the coauthor of several parenting books, including the vaccine book. The information presented in this site gives general advice on parenting and health care. If you plan on using this schedule, i recommend you read his book, first. Pauls safe and effective approach to immunity and health from pregnancy through your childs teen years, published in 2016 by ballantine books. Sears the vaccine book within which his alternative vaccine schedule is featured prominently appears to serve as an information source for those using an acis, more ad hoc immunization schedule patterns, such as the spreading out of vaccines, abound. What you should know recommended immunization schedule. Bob sears, author of the vaccine book and the autism book and coauthor of the baby book, at sears family pediatrics in capistrano beach on aug. Sears alternate vaccine schedule naturopathic pediatrics. Pauls safe and effective approach to immunity and health from pregnancy through your childs teen years gives dr.
Mmr is no longer available as individual vaccines, which makes this schedule difficult to follow precisely. At the back of the book, sears includes dr bobs alternative vaccine schedule, a formula by. Sears book includes what he calls an alternative vaccine schedule, which allows for fewer shots at each visit and sometimes pushes back. Making the right decision for your child, pediatrician robert sears, md, outlines two alternatives to the traditional.
Sears, if you plan on nursing for at least 2 years and your infanttoddler is not in childcare, your child is much less likely to suffer from pneumococcal disease. Sears, author of the vaccine book, has said that some of his patients forgo vaccinations altogether but that others follow an alternative vaccination schedule that would delay some shots for. The final products of the vaccine book are the two schedules dr. Sears proposes for different types of concerned parents. Alternative vaccine schedule offered by dr sears are becoming very popular as the controversy over the vaccination continues to rage. Combining this vaccine plan with exclusive breastfeeding, eating a diet of real food, getting enough vitamin d, exercising, and avoiding toxins like. Sears book is enormously popular, having sold 40 000 copies. Bob sears talks about an alternative vaccine schedule. For the most up to date immunization schedule according to the american.
Sears alternative and cdcs childhood vaccine schedules. Dr sears is best known as the author of the vaccine book. In october 2007, dr robert sears, in response to growing parental concerns about the safety of vaccines, published the vaccine book. What are reasons why it would not be advised to follow a. Reading the vaccine book left me confident i could make the right vaccination decisions for each of my children. What sears says sears book provides parents with alternative schedules for having children vaccinated to protect them from diseases once common in kids. Sears provides detailed information on each vaccine, including the disease it prevents, vaccine ingredients, possible side effects of the vaccines. Making the right decision for your child, robert sears, md, writes that the schedules he put together follow proper dosing intervals and age ranges that each vaccine is. I read this book to prepare myself for the onslaught of questions about vaccines from families in my practice. Making the right decision for your child and introducing what he.
These alternatives are becoming increasingly popular as the vaccination controversy continues to rage and parents want alternatives to the conventional schedule. At the back of the book, sears includes dr bobs alternative vaccine schedule, a formula by which. This book often helps parents understand the vaccines a little bit better. The alternative schedule i outline in the vaccine book is designed to provide infants with only the vaccines that protect against diseases that pose a legitimate threat to them. In october 2007, dr robert sears, in response to growing parental concerns about the safety of vaccines, publishedthe vaccine book. Paul wrote a bestselling book coauthored with jennifer margulis, phd the vaccinefriendly plan. The american academy of pediatrics has published a paper summarizing the major flaws and poor reasoning of robert sears alternative vaccine schedule. The vaccine book offers parents a fair, impartial, factbased resource from the most trusted name in pediatrics. Pdf the problem with dr bobs alternative vaccine schedule. And it does so in a timely manner, so infants arent left unprotected against anything that might pose a risk.
Some are concerned about vaccine safety in general, and some believe that too many vaccines are given when a child is too young. Mmr is no longer available as individual vaccines, which. Unlike typical antivaccine books, he offers a middle ground, allowing parents to act on their fears without completely abandoning vaccines. Paul and the team at integrative pediatrics llc have been using the plan outlined below. Sears book includes what he calls an alternative vaccine schedule, which. The alternative schedule suggests only one aluminum containing vaccine at a time in infant years. Alternate vaccine doctor robert sears accused of gross. Apr 21, 2016 the alternative schedule suggests only one aluminum containing vaccine at a time in infant years. Pediatrician bob sears punished for questionable vaccine.
Sears the author is actually the son of the famous dr. A popular alternative vaccination schedule used is by dr. Pauls take on the controversy of childhood immunizations and the best way to approach getting those. Are there alternative vaccine schedules for babies. The problem with dr bobs alternative vaccine schedule. One recommendation for reading is the vaccine book by robert sears, m.
The alternative or delayed vaccine schedule will not decrease adverse reactions. Sears, this might fool some people does present each vaccine and the disease it prevents in a nicely organized and apparently researched way. Sears, md, is a father of three, boardcertified in pediatrics, and a coauthor in the sears parenting library. Bob sears could lose license for medical negligence not vaccine choice.
It lays out alternatives to the vaccination schedule issued annually by the advisory committee on. At the back of the book, sears includes dr bobs alternative vaccine schedule, a formula by which parents can delay, withhold, separate, or space out. Sears has created an optional vaccine schedule for parents to customize their childs recommended vaccine schedule with an alternative vaccine schedule. Sears, this might fool some people does present each vaccine and the disease it prevents in a. Always consult your doctor for your individual needs. At the back of the book, sears includes dr bobs alternative vaccine schedule, a formula by which parents can delay, withhold, separate, or space out vaccines. For the most up to date immunization schedule according to the american academy of pediatrics, click here. Sears is known for his views on vaccine scheduling. The alternative schedule, a concoction solely from dr. Bob sears equips you with all the information you need to. It lays out alternatives to the vaccination schedule issued.1512 134 1058 923 1278 852 940 986 729 1287 364 804 1361 1215 1356 452 1487 83 1275 1064 1157 1525 382 1321 1327 1165 1444 773 316 1455 142 1365 724 1430 1058 842 739 1404