Bob has become the bane of many a pediatricians existence. Bob sears, a renowned dana point pediatrician who has been sought out by parents who wish to opt out of the states mandatory vaccine requirements, has been placed on probation for 35 months. I still love the rest of the cdc they do great work. Bob sears made alternative vaccine schedules popular, and is currently in hot water. Robert sears of orange county, california, first drew attention after publishing a book in 2007 called the vaccine book. Robert sears in his capistrano beach, ca office on aug 8, 2014. Making the right decision for your child 2007, proposes two alternative vaccination schedules that depart from accepted medical recommendations.
Bob sears and the radical vaccination agenda of popular. Making the right decision for your child and introducing what he. Bob sears equips you with all the information you need to understand childhood vaccination and make an educated decision. He has contributed to his family dynasty by coauthoring several books, adding content to the family. Sears alternate vaccine schedule naturopathic pediatrics. 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. Alternate vaccine doctor robert sears accused of gross.
The vaccine book offers parents a fair, impartial, factbased resource from the most trusted name in pediatrics. The acip the cdc committee that makes vaccine policy has officially gone insane, and my faith in their ability to make logical, sciencebased decisions is no more. Mmr is no longer available as individual vaccines, which makes this schedule difficult to follow precisely. Ultimately, parents will have to make their own informed decisions as dr. Dr bob sears, known for promoting a nonevidencebased vaccination. This book does a really nice job presenting each disease that the vaccines are meant to cover. Sears, md, is a father of three, boardcertified in pediatrics, and a coauthor in the sears parenting library. Sears alternate vaccine schedule this schedule is recommended by dr. 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. Dtap diptheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis, rotavirus 3 months. But the vaccine book will provide exactly the information parents want and need as they make their way through the vaccination maze.
Sep 11, 2016 some of the biggest news in the medical and vaccine worlds right now is that southern california pediatrician bob sears is at risk of losing his medical license for exempting a toddler from all. Sears does a thorough job presenting the contents of the various vaccines and the issues involved with clustering shots and using cocktails. With the vaccine book, parents finally have one, fair, impartial, factbased resource they can turn to for answers. He thoroughly discusses a myriad of topics including the basics on vaccines, information on the diagnosis of autism, and therapies from. Some are concerned about vaccine safety in general, and some believe that too many vaccines are given when a child is too young. Finally, i was able to read detailed information about each vaccine choice available for my children.
Feb 22, 2019 the sears siblings and their mother also authored the healthiest kid in the neighborhood and the allergy book. Sears, md, faap, is a board certified pediatrician in private practice in dana point, ca. Sears is a practicing pediatrician and the coauthor of several parenting books, including the vaccine book. The book tells parents what they desperately want to hear, and that has made it an overnight success. Robert sears, the son of wellknown pediatrician william sears, popularized the idea of alternative vaccine.
Nov 27, 2012 the acip the cdc committee that makes vaccine policy has officially gone insane, and my faith in their ability to make logical, sciencebased decisions is no more. You dont need to be an antivaxxer to be made nervous by the thought of a needle going into your childs body and dispensing an immunization. Sears, this might fool some people does present each vaccine and the disease it prevents in a nicely organized and apparently researched way. Are there alternative vaccine schedules for babies.
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. The book includes his two alternative vaccine schedules. The problem with dr bobs alternative vaccine schedule. Bob, author of the vaccine book and the autism book, and coauthor of the baby book in the sears.
Alternative vaccine schedule offered by dr sears are becoming very popular as the controversy over the vaccination continues to rage. To address parents concerns about vaccines, dr robert sears, son of noted. Sears alternative and cdcs childhood vaccine schedules. Robert sears, the son of wellknown pediatrician william sears, popularized the idea of.
The idea of injecting our infants with anything is terrifying to all parents. He does present a lot of facts about each shot and the risks vs. 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. Sears book is enormously popular, having sold 40000 copies. The problem with dr bobs alternative vaccine schedule american. The vaccine book is part of the sears parenting library, which includes works by sears father. The schedule was published along with other information about vaccines in his book the vaccine book. Dr bob sears, known for promoting a nonevidencebased vaccination schedule contrary to the cdc schedule, has been sanctioned by californias medical board. 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. Family medicine office in capistrano beach, ca on october 30, 20. Robert sears is perhaps one of the bestknown pediatricians in the country. I read this book to prepare myself for the onslaught of questions about vaccines from families in my practice. Bob, as he likes to be called by his little patients, earned his medical degree at georgetown university school of medicine in 1995. But until the acip starts practicing sciencebased medicine again, i will not follow their policy recommendations.
Pediatrician bob sears punished for questionable vaccine. Among his many books on pediatrics, sears has written the vaccine book, in. Sears was also an outspoken critic of californias mandatory vaccination bill sb277 that removed philosophical and religious exemptions to vaccines. Robert sears the vaccine book is slim, hugely popular with parents and the bane of pediatricians existence. Sears the author is actually the son of the famous dr. Some of the biggest news in the medical and vaccine worlds right now is that southern california pediatrician bob sears is at risk of losing his medical license for exempting a toddler from all. Bill is a frequent tv show guest who advocates for.
Bob, author of the vaccine book and the autism book, and coauthor of the baby book in the sears parenting. Dr bobs selective vaccine schedule is for those who. In october 2007, dr robert sears, in response to growing parental concerns about the safety of vaccines, published the vaccine book. Bob, author of the vaccine book and the autism book, and co. Bob, is an american pediatrician from capistrano beach, california, noted for his unorthodox and dangerous views on childhood vaccination. To address parents concerns about vaccines, dr robert sears, son of noted pediatrician and author dr william sears, wrote the vaccine book. Bill sears is a wellknown author of parenting books, most notably the baby book, a hugely successful and influential guide. In 2007, dr robert sears drafted a schedule to accommodate these parents. Sears has covered a very complex topic and has done the ground work for concerned parents and practitioners. Among his many books on pediatrics, sears has written the vaccine book, in which he discusses possible side effects. Medical board puts infamous doc on probation for toddler. Bill sears, the prolific parent book writer and creator of, dr.
Bob sears, renowned vaccine skeptic, placed on probation. Sears book includes what he calls an alternative vaccine schedule, which. The sears siblings and their mother also authored the healthiest kid in the neighborhood and the allergy book. Oct 26, 2011 the vaccine book offers parents a fair, impartial, factbased resource from the most trusted name in pediatrics. Robert sears presents a clear, concise plan for the treatment of autism. Dr sears vaccine schedule dr sears vaccination schedule. 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. At the back of the book, sears includes dr bobs alternative vaccine schedule, a formula by which parents can delay. Bob sears would be releasing a book to help parents make vaccine decisions, i preordered it and waited two months for it to be published and arrive on my doorstep. Only medical exemptions are now allowed under this new bill. Each chapter is devoted to a disease vaccine pair and offer a comprehensive discussion of what the disease is, how common or rare it is, how serious or harmless it is, the ingredients of the vaccine, and any possible side effects.695 963 1306 1294 928 708 239 1626 1188 552 765 129 183 1612 162 1608 248 66 458 1103 219 1426 344 314 479 1240 377 1059 428 575