In the late 80's, when I started researching vaccines, I did things the "old fashioned" way. I sought out and read books and magazine articles; asked a lot of questions and talked with people who had experienced the illnesses we now vaccinate for. (I invite you to read "Why I started researching vaccines.") Fast forward 30 years, and thanks to technology and the internet, including a calculator and apps that you'll read about below, information is literally at your fingertips 24/7; so there's no excuse for not being well informed about vaccines before you make a decision that can and often does alter the rest of your and your child's life. It's not enough to simply trust your doctor's recommendation. Far too many parents, whose children are included at "We Remember" and "Families Speak" regret that they did just that.
I urge parents (and grandparents) to research vaccines thoroughly. I've compiled a list of where to start here. Keep reading to learn more about those "techie" tools; and please tell others about them. They only work if people know about and use them!
So what is VaxCalc? It's a free tool to help you learn about the ingredients in vaccines that your doctor recommends; compute ingredient exposure for multiple vaccinations; protect against a preventable allergic reaction; compare vaccine brands so you can request a brand with less toxic ingredients and much more.
"Vaccine Reactions: What you need to know"
An app, available for iPhone, iPad and Android users.
This is the free version of the Vaccine Adverse Reactions: What you need to know app. Quick access from the CDC and the FDA to: All vaccines and manufactures of each vaccine approved by the FDA including full vaccine inserts--with all adverse reactions and ingredients highlighted, VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System) guidelines and Vaccine Court pursuing information. Please remember to ask your health care professional's advice when making medical decisions.
The two journals you see below, are available to download free from CMSRI (Children's Medical Safety Research Institute). Each one contains very valuable and very comprehensive information, along with a place to record important details for each vaccine that your young child or teen receives. Print one or both for yourself and give them to people you care about.