One of the main choices that any parent will have to make regarding the future health of their children is what vaccinations against which disease. With new vaccines on the schedule and concern about the MMR vaccine, it is important to have all the information to make the right decision. This readable and comprehensive guide brings together the latest medical information about the safety, benefits and side-effects of all modern vaccines and the diseases they aim to protect against. It also discusses what is known medically about the connection between vaccination and autism. In addition, Dr Richard Halvorsen has added clinical information from his practice as a GP for over 25 years where helpful to parents. Includes up to date information on: tuberculosis, smallpox, scarlet fever, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, measles, rubella, pneumococcus, hib, diphtheria, MMR, HPV, swine 'flu.