Robert sears became interested in vaccines as a medical student after reading dpt. Unlike typical antivaccine books, he offers a middle ground, allowing parents to act on their fears without completely abandoning vaccines. Ultimately, parents will have to make their own informed decisions as dr. Dr bobs selective vaccine schedule is for those who. Pediatrician bob sears punished for questionable vaccine. He does present a lot of facts about each shot and the risks vs. 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 recommends patients get immunized but delay some vaccines. Sears, md, faap, is a board certified pediatrician in private practice in dana point, ca. Sears, this might fool some people does present each vaccine and the disease it prevents in a nicely organized and apparently researched way. Making the right decision for your child and introducing what he. The vaccine book offers parents a fair, impartial, factbased resource from the most trusted name in pediatrics. There is greater pressure to bring vaccines to market before extensive testing, and there is rarely any longterm safety testing done on these vaccines.
Paul wrote a bestselling book coauthored with jennifer margulis, phd the vaccinefriendly plan. My wife and i are using this info to drive our decisions to how we want our child vaccinated. Sears is a practicing pediatrician and the coauthor of several parenting books, including the vaccine book. Robert sears the vaccine book is slim, hugely popular with parents and the bane of pediatricians existence. Both the alternative and selective vaccine schedules in dr sears book recommend the first doses of two vaccines one for pneumococcal disease and the other for haemophilus influenzae type b. Sears book is enormously popular, having sold 40000 copies. Bob sears could lose license for medical negligence. 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, by the widelyfollowed robert sears, md, of capistrano beach, calif. The routine childhood vaccines are designed to prevent, or decrease the risk of many diseases. Sears is a popular pediatrician who has written a dangerous and deceptive book on vaccination. Bob, while ohsopiously proclaiming that he is not antivaccine, lays down in his discussion of childhood vaccines a credulous. Vaccine maverick dr bob sears accused of negligence. Mar 23, 2020 it is intended as a sharing of the knowledge and information from the research and experience of dr. 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. Bob sears, the capistrano beach pediatrician who is an outspoken critic of mandatory vaccination laws, faces possible state medical board discipline after he recommended that a 2yearold. To address parents concerns about vaccines, dr robert sears, son of noted pediatrician and author dr william sears, wrote the vaccine book. A shot in the dark, a 1985 book that argued that the whooping cough vaccine was dangerous. Feb 22, 2019 the sears siblings and their mother also authored the healthiest kid in the neighborhood and the allergy book. Sears addresses questions about vaccines, the overall number, the combinations of vaccines given in a single dose, and the preservatives in some vaccines. Sears, md, a practicing pediatrician, is the author of the vaccine book and the autism book, and coauthor of the baby book and the portable pediatrician.
Sears, son of the wellknown william and martha sears who authored several parenting books, wrote his own book about vaccines, which contains misleading and. These emmywinning talk show hosts not only play doctors on tv, theyre the real thing. Autism, adhd and child vaccinations dr sears wellness. Bob sears and melissa, mother and health freedom educator, on this informative journey where we will discuss everything from disease outbreaks to vaccine risks and side effects, the vaccine schedule, media hype, vaccine laws and controversies, and everything in between. Bob sears and the radical vaccination agenda of popular. Widely regarded as the most knowledgeable and outspoken physician on the adverse impact that vaccines can have on health, dr. Bob, as he likes to be called by his little patients, earned his medical degree at georgetown university school of medicine in 1995. Dr sears talks about the vaccine book and going green. Sears, md, talks about vaccines and his new book, the vaccine book, including the risks of additives and other considerations parents should carefully weigh before making this. 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 highlights common parental concerns about vaccines. The balanced information presented pros, cons and plainlanguage facts and commentary about vaccines for children. Sears the author is actually the son of the famous dr.
Sears does a thorough job presenting the contents of the various vaccines and the issues involved with clustering shots and using cocktails. He thoroughly discusses a myriad of topics including the basics on vaccines, information on the diagnosis of autism, and therapies from. Vaccines first, a little background on this new coronavirus known as sarscov2 to distinguish it from the more lethal sarscov1 that causes sars. Bob sears, renowned vaccine skeptic, placed on probation. The autism book is an easytoread, comprehensive, informationfilled resource for parents of children with autism spectrum disorders. 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. Bob sears about his book the vaccine book and his upcoming book happy baby. Healthy families by mia evanssaracual the 700 club. Making the right decision for your child this article describes some of the concerns with his schedule and assertions about vaccines. Autism, adhd and child vaccinations dr sears wellness institute. Bock, md, author of healing the new childhood epidemics. And it does so in a timely manner, so infants arent left unprotected against anything that might pose a risk. Barry sears encourages you to make your own healthcare decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified healthcare professional. Bob, author of the vaccine book and the autism book, and coauthor of the baby book in the sears parenting.
The problem with dr bobs alternative vaccine schedule. Sears has made another valuable addition to the sears parenting library. Robert sears presents a clear, concise plan for the treatment of autism. Sears book includes what he calls an alternative vaccine schedule, which allows for fewer shots at each visit and sometimes pushes back specific vaccines for months or even years after the official schedules recommendations. When a topic as complex as vaccines becomes socially taboo, where do you go to talk about it. The most useful part of this book, and the reason it is a must have for every parent, regardless of your beliefs in vaccinations, is that dr. Sears, son of the wellknown william and martha sears who authored several parenting books, wrote his own book about vaccines, which.
Jul 01, 2018 sears, son of the wellknown william and martha sears who authored several parenting books, wrote his own book about vaccines, which contains misleading and inaccurate information but has been. 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. Sep 11, 2016 the toddlers mother told sears that following the childs 2month vaccines, j. Sears book includes what he calls an alternative vaccine schedule, which. Sears, son of the wellknown william and martha sears who authored several parenting books, wrote his own book about vaccines, which contains misleading and inaccurate information but has been. Sears has covered a very complex topic and has done the ground work for concerned parents and practitioners. The doctors dispense helpful medical advice to millions of viewers every day. Dr bob talks about the sears family line of vitamin chews, fish oils, and nutritious snacks for. The information presented in this site gives general advice on parenting and health care. Bob sears equips you with all the information you need to understand childhood vaccination and make an educated decision. Are there alternative vaccine schedules for babies. The problem with dr bobs alternative vaccine schedule american. The book includes his two alternative vaccine schedules.
Family medicine office in capistrano beach, ca on october 30, 20. In october 2007, dr robert sears, in response to growing parental concerns about the safety of vaccines, published the vaccine book. The toddlers mother told sears that following the childs 2month vaccines, j. Sears includes a completely nonjudgemental chapter on parents who delay or decline vaccinations along with 2 alternate vaccine schedules. Robert sears of orange county, california, first drew attention after publishing a book in 2007 called the vaccine book. Sears often downplays the potential danger of vaccine preventable diseases, or the risk of infection for the unimmunized child. 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. Making the right decision for your child 2007, proposes two alternative vaccination schedules that depart from accepted medical recommendations. Oct 26, 2011 the vaccine book offers parents a fair, impartial, factbased resource from the most trusted name in pediatrics. Both the alternative and selective vaccine schedules in dr sears book recommend the first doses of two vaccines one for pneumococcal disease. Certain diseases are more or less serious or common depending on a childs age.
Pauls safe and effective approach to immunity and health from pregnancy through your childs teen years, published in 2016 by ballantine books. The sears siblings and their mother also authored the healthiest kid in the neighborhood and the allergy book. This book does a really nice job presenting each disease that the vaccines are meant to cover. Alternate vaccine doctor robert sears accused of gross. This third approach is optimizing your internal resolution response as described in my book. The schedule was published along with other information about vaccines in his book the vaccine book. His proposals have enjoyed celebrity endorsement, but are not supported by medical evidence and have contributed to dangerous undervaccination in the nationa. Making the right decision for your child, proposes two alternative vaccination schedules that depart from accepted medical recommendations.
Sears, this might fool some people does present each vaccine and the disease it prevents in a. I read this book to prepare myself for the onslaught of questions about vaccines from families in my practice. Bob, is an american pediatrician from capistrano beach, california, noted for his unorthodox and dangerous views on childhood vaccination. 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 2007, dr robert sears drafted a schedule to accommodate these parents.
Tenpenny is an osteopathic medical doctor, board certified in three medical specialties. He follows these not with factbased discussions, but with subtle and often not so subtle words of reinforcement. Bob sears views on vaccines have inspired loyal followers. Sears alternative and cdcs childhood vaccine schedules. Tenpenny has been a guest on hundreds of radio and national television programs including the dr. Bill sears is a wellknown author of parenting books, most notably the baby book, a hugely successful and influential guide. Sears, md, is a father of three, boardcertified in pediatrics, and a coauthor in the sears parenting library.1535 1536 1019 27 1219 385 736 722 1298 1385 377 922 1241 669 417 1210 1485 177 882 1677 170 26 1491 783 325 1129 819 124 710 1036