Make an Informed Vaccine Decision for the Health of Your Child: A Parent's Guide to Childhood Shots


The current schedule of recommended vaccines is so crowded that doctors give babies several shots during a single office visit -- up to eight vaccines all at one time. Parents -- and doctors -- often forget that vaccines are drugs. How often do we, as adults, take that many drugs at the same time? Would we be more surprised if we did or did not have an adverse reaction?

Dr. Mayer Eisenstein has practiced medicine, delivered babies, and provided families with preventive ...

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The current schedule of recommended vaccines is so crowded that doctors give babies several shots during a single office visit -- up to eight vaccines all at one time. Parents -- and doctors -- often forget that vaccines are drugs. How often do we, as adults, take that many drugs at the same time? Would we be more surprised if we did or did not have an adverse reaction?

Dr. Mayer Eisenstein has practiced medicine, delivered babies, and provided families with preventive healthcare services for over 35 years. This honest guide to childhood shots was written especially for concerned parents. With Dr. Eisenstein's help, it is now possible to make informed vaccine decisions.

In this book you will learn...
• The prevalence and seriousness of each disease, including who is most at risk.
• How each vaccine is made, with a complete list of ingredients.
• Side effects of each vaccine, with a summary of significant studies.
• Precautions parents can take to protect their children.

Includes Essential Information on Every Childhood Vaccine!

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
This is an excellent book, which I will certainly recommend to my patients. I believe it is the best single volume on the subject for a general audience. Mayer Eisenstein and Neil Miller deserve our gratitude, first, for the thoroughness of their research, which includes peer-reviewed journal studies, official vaccine adverse event reports (VAERS), firsthand accounts by parents, and concise, easy-to-read summaries of their own. Second, for their sober, balanced, and thoughtful tone for resisting the temptation to say that all vaccines are bad under all circumstances and should never be given. The message of this book is that there is a serious downside to vaccines being mandated for everyone, which is seldom acknowledged or taken seriously, and that the obvious solution is simply to make them optional, as has long been the case in other developed countries, rather than a sacrament of modern medicine, as they are here in the United States. — Richard Moskowitz, MD, Family Medicine

A MUST READ for anyone considering vaccination. Parents will be prepared to make truly informed decisions that can affect their children for generations to come. — Jerry Kartzinel, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrics

A comprehensive research-based review for parents wanting to hear the untold story about vaccines. Thank you for this reputable resource; I will continually recommend this book to parents and healthcare professionals alike. — Susan McCreadie, MD, Board Certified

An absolute MUST READ for medical professionals and motivated laypeople seeking facts and proper guidance, not more political policy masquerading as scientific truth. — Thomas E. Levy, MD, JD, Cardiology and Internal Medicine

As a medical doctor, I learned a lot from this book and wholeheartedly recommend it to both professionals and laypeople. It is well researched with extensive references. — Gary G. Kohls, MD, Family Medicine

The most honest, comprehensive, and informative book ever written on this troubling topic. — Keith Scott-Mumby, MD, MB ChB, PhD

Make an Informed Vaccine Decision by Dr. Mayer Eisenstein offers a rigorous scientific discussion showing that many vaccinations have poor benefit-to-risk ratios, sometimes causing life-threatening disorders. As a medical doctor and scientist, this book has increased my awareness of the research confirming unacceptable health risks and questionable benefit outcomes of most vaccines. As a Rabbi, I am appalled at the moral bankruptcy of the vaccine manufacturers in collaboration with government agencies who have violated six of the Ten Commandments with their deliberately false, misleading, or 'doctored' information, apparently to increase profits. In my role as a grandfather, I am alarmed and concerned for my grandchildren, and for all children, at the mindless risks they are exposed to in current vaccination campaigns. This book is a MUST READ for all parents and grandparents. — Rabbi Gabriel Cousens, MD, MD(H), Diplomat American Board of Holistic Medicine; Director of the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center

Dr. Mayer Eisenstein impartially weighs the pros and cons of vaccines. He encourages readers to study the information so that they can make informed vaccine decisions. This is an excellent resource, especially for American families. — Donald W. Miller, Jr., MD, Professor of Cardiac Surgery, University of Washington School of Medicine

Make an Informed Vaccine Decision by Dr. Mayer Eisenstein is a credible and thorough guide for parents who are concerned about the safety and efficacy of our current vaccination schedule. Drawing from the medical literature, peer-reviewed journals, and personal experience, Dr. Eisenstein takes a hard look at vaccines — as well as the politics and business behind the industry — and is not afraid to question the prevailing pro-vaccination perspective. The best healthcare and parenting choices are always informed and educated decisions. Dr. Eisenstein's powerful book empowers parents through knowledge, giving them the opportunity to be the best advocates for their children, as they should be. — Abram, Ber, MD, Homeopathic and Holistic Physician

In Make an Informed Vaccine Decision, Dr. Mayer Eisenstein has done an excellent review of each infection which the vaccines address, and he has shown clear evidence that they can create permanent disabilities and even death. His personal experience with thousands of children who were not vaccinated, without a single case of autism, has dramatic implications. Holistic medical doctors — a disregarded minority — concur with Dr. Eisenstein about the harmful effects of the multitude of administered vaccines. I am sure that his mentor, Dr. Robert Mendelsohn, would be proud of his pupil and very pleased with this publication. — Nancy Massotto, PhD, Executive Director, Holistic Moms Network

Library Journal
Childhood vaccines are a hot and contentious topic, with many parents convinced that inoculations are behind the increasing rate of autism. Yet, for almost all public schools, vaccines are required. The concept of "herd immunity" behind vaccination has a long history in public health, and while many vaccines have been known to cause problems, most pediatricians still recommend absolutely that you vaccinate your child, arguing that the benefits outweigh the risks. What's a parent to do? Doctor, lawyer, and public health expert Eisenstein here breaks down all recommended vaccines-from polio and mumps, to chickenpox and HPV-explaining in detail each disease the vaccine is intended to prevent, the vaccine's side effects, and how each is made (including ingredients). The "informed decision" he leans toward is much more of a warning cry against vaccinations, however. Many parents (and professionals) will appreciate this book for its straightforward approach to enlightening them about this important subject.—Julianne J. Smith, "Parenting Short Takes," BookSmack! 8/19/10
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781881217367
  • Publisher: New Atlantean Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2010
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 376,343
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Mayer Eisenstein, MD, JD, MPH is a graduate of the University of Illinois Medical School, the Medical College of Wisconsin School of Public Health, and John Marshall Law School. He is the Medical Director of Homefirst Health Services, with four medical centers. He has practiced medicine for 35 years. TV appearances include Phil Donahue, Hannity and Colmes, and Oprah Winfrey.
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