Immunization Information

Martin Myers

Looking for reliable information and answers to your questions about vaccines?

In Immunization InformationDr. Martin Myers—one of the nation’s leading experts on vaccines, infectious diseases, and immunization—describes the benefits and risks related to immunization and the underlying diseases that vaccines prevent.

Understand what’s in each vaccine and how they work. Learn about the infections that vaccines prevent and why they remain important today. Know how and why your neighbors’ decisions about vaccines can affect you and your family.

Based on science but written in everyday language, Immunization Information helps you distinguish the facts from fiction. It will show you how to identify misinformation, while also showing you how to find reliable, trustworthy information for yourself.

Press & Praise

Diana Olson, Director, Strategic Communications, the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

Here's what I like most about this: the author assumes that the reader is an intelligent, thoughtful person whose questions require thorough and respectful answers.

Joan Zweben, Clinical Psychologist, East Bay Community Recovery Project

This highly readable book helps people understand how vaccines are developed and evaluated, giving them the tools they need to make good decisions for themselves and their children. He describes the science in language that addresses a wide range of fears and misconceptions and promotes clear thinking.

Richard Kennedy

During my thirty-one years as a CIA economic analyst, I came to appreciate clearly written, well-researched, objective analyses of important issues—Dr. Myers's book qualifies on all counts and includes everything you need to know about his specialty: vaccines. The early chapters cover the history of vaccines, how and why they work, and the rigorous approval process they go through to be certified as safe and effective, while later chapters discuss the horrible diseases that they prevent, most of which are still a threat to the unvaccinated. Dr. Myers identifies his sources, provides links for further reading, and when he offers an opinion, clearly identifies it as such.

Dr. Martin Myers is a retired professor of pediatric infectious diseases. The former Director of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the University of Iowa and then the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, he spent much of his career working with and teaching about vaccines.

He served as Chairman of Pediatrics at Northwestern University, Director of the National Vaccine Program Office in the US Department of Health and Human Services, and Director for Education and Policy of the Sealy Center for Vaccine Development at the University of Texas Medical Branch. From 2003 until 2015, he ran a vaccine information website for the National Network for Immunization Information.

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