- The Washington Times - Sunday, July 22, 2001


• "The Vaccine Guide: Making an Informed Choice," by Randall Neustaedter, North Atlantic Books, 1996. This is a balanced look at the pros, cons and safety of vaccinations.

• "What Every Parent Should Know About Childhood Immunization," by Jamie Murphy, Earth Healing Products, 1999. This book is critical of vaccines and discusses reactions.

• "Vaccines: Are They Really Safe and Effective?" by Neil Z. Miller, New Atlantean Press, 1999. This book promotes freedom of choice and outlines government vaccine mandates.


• The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Immunization Program, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, Ga. 30333. Phone: 800/232-2522. Web site: www.cdc.gov/nip. The CDC offers vaccine information, safety updates and research news.


• The Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (www.vaccine.chop.edu) has extensive information on why children need vaccines, vaccine schedules, and safety and research updates.

• The National Network for Immunization Information, a partnership of several organizations, including the Infectious Disease Society of America and the American Academy of Pediatrics, has information on research and safety on its Web site (www.immunizationinfo.org).

• Parents Requesting Open Vaccine Education (PROVE), a parents' advocacy group, has a Web site (www.vaccineinfo.net) with information on state mandates and vaccine safety.

• The National Vaccine Information Center is a Virginia-based nonprofit group that examines vaccine safety, laws and effectiveness. The NVIC Web site can be found at www.909shot.com.

• Parents of Kids With Infectious Disease has a Web site (www.pkids.org) with stories from parents whose children came down with vaccine-preventable diseases. There also is a section for children on this site.

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