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How do vaccines work? Do they carry risks? Are they all created equal? Does it matter when they are given, and how does that relate with the CDC’s recommended schedule that includes 49 doses before the age of 6? Dr. Paul Thomas is here to help us navigate this polarized and often overwhelming issue. Check it out.
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What we talked about:
How do vaccines work?
What are the risks associated with vaccination?
What is the problem with the currently recommended vaccination schedule by the CDC and the AAP?
How can parents go about getting their children the protection from infectious diseases while minimizing vaccine side effects?
Are all vaccines safe for all children?
The problem with Tylenol
The negative health consequences of over-vaccination vs. the risk of getting the serious diseases that vaccines do prevent.
How can parents find a pediatrician that is open or supportive of this approach towards vaccines.
What about state laws and vaccines requirements – is there an easy way for parents to find out what these requirements are for where they live?
What if these requirements are not compatible with a delayed or alternative schedule?
Medical exemption, religious exemption and philosophical exemptions
Minimizing toxins during pregnancy and for your children
Looking at specific vaccines: flu vaccines during pregnancy; Hep B vaccine for newborns; HPV vaccine for preteens
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Dr. Paul Thomas is a Dartmouth-trained pediatrician with nearly 30 years of experience in pediatrics. In addition to being board certified in Pediatrics, he is an expert on addiction and board certified in Addiction Medicine. In his practice, Integrative Pediatrics, he and his team of doctors and nurse practitioners serve over 11,000 children in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Paul has been awarded numerous awards, including America’s Top Pediatricians, and Leading Physicians of the World.