When vaccines first became available, they were considered a godsend-parents suddenly had a way to keep their children safe from devestating diseases like small pox and polio. Today, however, we may be over-vaccinating our children-sometimes with alarming repercussions. Every year some children suffer consequences as a result of vaccinations, and one school of thought believes that the vaccine used to prevent measles, mumps and rubella may be related to the rapid rise in autism (up 300% in the past 10 years). While most doctors continue to routinely recommend vaccinations, parents have good reasons to be concerned about rare but potentially associated consequences. In this book Dr. Stephanie Cave explains vaccinations-the pros and the cons. With detailed facts about each vaccination, as well as regulations and laws, this book provides easily understandable information to help parents make a knowledgeable, responsible choice about vaccinating their children.