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The vaccine guide : risks and benefits for children and adults
Neustaedter, Randall, 1949-
Personal Author:
Revised edition, New edition.
Publication Information:
Berkeley, Calif. : North Atlantic Books : Homeopathic Educational Services, [2002]

Physical Description:
xvi, 343 pages ; 23 cm
General Note:
Previous ed. subtitled Making an informed choice.

This ed. "now includes issues that relate to vaccination of adults as well as children"--P. xi.
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The Vaccine Guide covers each disease and its vaccine, providing difficult-to-obtain facts about vaccine reactions. Also discussed are vaccine effectiveness, toxicity and adverse effects, legal requirements, alternatives, and the latest information on the threat of bioterrorism. New to this edition are topics of particular concern to adults, including smallpox and anthrax vaccines, flu shots, and new conditions linked to vaccine reactions.

Author Notes

Dr. Randall Neustaedter has practiced holistic medicine for more than thirty years in the San Francisco Bay Area, specializing in child health care. He is a licensed acupuncturist and Doctor of Oriental Medicine, as well as president of the Holistic Pediatric Association (, and the father of five children. Visit his website,, to register for a free newsletter with pediatric updates.

Table of Contents

Preface to the New Editionp. xi
Part I Choices
Making an Informed Choicep. 3
Childhood Vaccinesp. 3
Adult Vaccinesp. 6
Philosophy and Medical Carep. 7
Personal Choice, Politics, and Profitsp. 15
Options for Parents: Choosing and Timing Vaccinesp. 25
Individual Disease Incidence and Severityp. 35
Adverse Vaccine Reactionsp. 37
Short-term Reactionsp. 38
Long-term Reactionsp. 44
Autismp. 45
Immune System Disordersp. 49
Multiple Sclerosisp. 54
Diabetesp. 55
Contaminated Vaccinesp. 57
Monkey Virus and Cancerp. 58
HIV and AIDSp. 60
Stealth Virusp. 65
Other Virusesp. 66
Chemicals in Vaccinesp. 69
Aluminump. 69
Thimerosal (Mercury)p. 74
Formaldehydep. 76
Conventional Vaccine Studiesp. 79
Alternative Medicine: Achieving Healthp. 85
The Role of Natural Medicinep. 85
Treatment of Vaccine Reactionsp. 91
Alternative Vaccine Methodsp. 95
Prevention During Epidemicsp. 97
Long-term Preventionp. 99
Building a Strong Immune Systemp. 109
Breastfeedingp. 109
Nutrition in Older Childrenp. 110
A Nutritional Supplement Programp. 112
Effect of Living Conditionsp. 117
Legal Requirementsp. 119
Compulsory Vaccinationp. 119
Medical Exemptionsp. 122
Religious Exemptionsp. 123
Philosophical Exemptionsp. 127
Immigrationp. 129
Military Servicep. 130
Part II The Vaccines
The Diseases and Their Vaccinesp. 135
Anthraxp. 137
Chickenpox (Varicella)p. 147
Diphtheriap. 157
Flup. 159
Hepatitis Ap. 163
Hepatitis Bp. 169
Lyme Diseasep. 181
Meningitis Vaccinesp. 185
Haemophilus Influenzae Type B (Hib) Meningitisp. 185
Meningococcal Vaccinep. 194
Pneumococcal Vaccinep. 196
MMRp. 201
Measlesp. 201
Mumpsp. 211
Rubella (German Measles)p. 215
Pertussis (Whooping Cough)p. 223
Poliop. 235
Smallpoxp. 245
Tetanusp. 255
Travelp. 265
Conclusionp. 273
Appendicesp. 279
A Vaccination Schedule and Checklistp. 279
B Resourcesp. 283
Organizationsp. 283
Booksp. 284
Websitesp. 286
Legal Resourcesp. 288
C Glossaryp. 290
Referencesp. 297
Indexp. 337