Dr. Sandy Reider graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1971, and completed his medical internship at the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont. He practiced family medicine and emergency medicine in Vermont from 1972-1985, and for the past 30 years has maintained a private medical practice in northern Vermont, with a particular emphasis on nutrition, classical homeopathy, and anthroposophical treatments.
“Like all medical students, I had received almost no education regarding vaccines (and recall that the vaccine schedule in those days was comparatively small) other than the familiar mantra that “vaccines are safe and effective”. I vaccinated children routinely in the early days of my medical practice, but after my son was born in 1981, I spent a week or so in the Dana Medical Library in Burlington (before computers!) doing my own research. Following that, his mother and I elected to vaccinate only against tetanus, and only after he was 3 years old, when he began to refer to himself as “I”, rather than in the 3rd person. No regrets, he is a happy and healthy 35 year old today, and today I am more committed than ever to the principle of full informed consent to any medical procedure, vaccination included, without coercion.” – Dr. Reider