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Resources for Parents

As you make healthcare choices for your baby, reliable information is your best ally. Here you can find recommended books and other immunization resources from experts in the field.




Recommended reading for parents learning about vaccines and disease prevention.

Deadly Choices: How the Anti-Vaccine Movement Threatens Us All
By Paul A. Offit, MD

The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science, and Fear
By Seth Mnookin

Autism's False Prophets: Bad Science, Risky Medicine, and the Search for a Cure
By Paul A. Offit, MD

Baby 411: Clear Answers and Smart Advice for Your Baby's First Year
By Ari Brown, MD and Denise Fields

The Cutter Incident: How America's First Polio Vaccine Led to the Growing Vaccine Crisis
By Paul A. Offit, MD

Defeating Autism: A Damaging Delusion
By Mic Fitzpatrick

Do Vaccines Cause That?! A Guide for Evaluating Vaccine Safety Concerns
By Martin G. Myers, MD and Diego Pineda

Unstrange Minds: Remapping the World of Autism
By Richard Roy Grinker

Vaccinated: One Man's Quest to Defeat the World's Deadliest Diseases
By Paul A. Offit, MD

Vaccine: The Controversial Story of Medicine's Greatest Lifesaver
By Arthur Allen

By Stanley A. Plotkin, MD, Walter A. Orenstein, MD and Paul A. Offit, MD

Vaccines: What You Should Know
By Paul A. Offit, MD and Louis M. Bell, MD

What to Expect Guide to Immunizations
By Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel

Additional Resources

Vaccine Resource - Brochure for Parents

The Risks and Responsibilities of Not Vaccinating Your Child

Send a Vaccine eCard

Family Vaccines Resource Center

Vaccine studies: Examine the evidence

Too Many Vaccines? What You Should Know (Also available in Spanish)

Thimerosal: What you should know (Also available in Spanish)

Aluminum in Vaccines: What you should know (Also available in Spanish)

Vaccines and Autism: What you should know (also available in Spanish)

Vaccine Ingredients: What you should know (Also available in Spanish)

The Childhood Immunization Schedule: Why Is It Like That?
American Academy of Pediatrics information about vaccine schedules

Clear Answers & Smart Advice About Your Baby's Shots
By Ari Brown, MD. Excerpt from the book 411: Clear Answers & Smart Advice for Your Baby's First Year

Questions and Answers about Vaccine Ingredient

Childhood Immunization Information for Pregnant Women

Understanind MMR Vaccine Safety

Ensuring the Safety of Vaccines in the U.S.

Understanding Thimerosal, Mercury and Vaccine Safety

HPV Fact Sheet

The Journey of Your Child's Vaccine (Infographic)

Adoption and Vaccines

Vaccines During Pregnancy

Parents' Guide to Immunizations

Easing Baby Pain After Vaccine Shots

Learn More

  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Medical Association
  • Autism Science Foundation
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Emory Vaccine Center
  • Every Child By Two
  • Families Fighting Flu
  • The History of Vaccines
  • Immunization Action Coalition
  • Johns Hopkins Institute of Vaccine Safety
  • Meningitis Angels
  • National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
  • National Meningitis Association
  • National Network for Immunization Information
  • Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases
  • Shot By Shot
  • The Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Voices for Vaccines
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