Project Description


Vaccinating Your Child

Questions and Answers for the Concerned Parent, 2nd Edition

by Sharon Humiston & Cynthia Good

This revised edition of a trusted parenting resource addresses current concerns of bioterrorism and vaccine controversies and provides updated information on vaccine recommendations.

All parents must address the question of vaccinating their children. Fifty years ago the vaccine question asked by parents was simply, When? But with the development of new vaccines, the dramatic changes in immunization schedules, and disturbing reports of the risks and possible side effects associated with certain vaccines, parents have more questions and greater concerns. Today parents are asking: Will this vaccine be safe for my child? What are the side effects? Is this the best way to safeguard my child’s health and the health of our community? Does my child need to be immunized from a disease that barely exists anymore?

Vaccinating Your Child addresses the medical, ethical, and legal issues parents need to know about so they can make informed decisions about individual vaccinations. The authors provide the most up-to-date information available from the medical community about vaccinations and the benefits and risks of each vaccination for the individual and the community. The authors also review the vaccines that children may need as they grow up and the vaccines that all family members may need as they travel around and outside of the United States.

Paperback: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-285-9
Total Pages: 238
Size: 7 x 9
Language: English


“This book contains the most complete and balanced discussion I have seen of vaccines for children.” ―Art Ulene, M.D.

“Finally, a personalized book for both parents and children’s health advocates that explains in plain English the effects of vaccine preventable diseases while responding to issues and concerns about immunizations.” ―Amy Pisanti, MS, Executive Director, Every Child By Two, The Carter / Bumpers Campaign for Early Immunizations


Georgia Author of the Year (Creative Non-Fiction) ―Georgia Writers Association 2000

Meet the Author

Sharon Humiston, MD, MPH, was a medical epidemiologist in the training and educational branch of the Immunization Services Division, National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control. Dr. Humiston is a member of the clinical faculty at the University of Rochester Medical Center, and has served as a board-certified pediatrician doing immunization research with CDC since 1989. She lives in New York.

Meet the Author

Cynthia Good is a best-selling author and award-winning journalist with more than fifteen years of experience as a television anchor and reporter. Currently she is the creator and host of the television show, “Good for Parents.” She lives in Georgia.