DANA POINT, Calif. — An Orange County pediatrician and outspoken critic of mandatory vaccinations faces possible discipline by California’s medical board.
The Orange County Register reports Friday (http://bit.ly/2c2d05B) that Dr. Bob Sears is accused of failing to obtain a detailed medical history before writing a 2014 letter excusing a toddler from immunizations.
The board says Sears wrote the letter after the 2-year-old’s mother described an adverse reaction to an earlier vaccination.
If Sears is found negligent, he could face a public reprimand or lose his medical license.
Sears declined comment through a representative over email.
Sears has authored a popular book on vaccines and advocates a staggered, alternative vaccination schedule that contrasts with recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.