Vaccines: What Everyone Needs to KnowRG

Paperback | September 15, 2017

byKristen A. Feemster

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Immunization is regarded by many as one of the greatest advances in modern civilization. The widespread use of vaccines has led to increases in life expectancy, reductions in the occurrence of childhood diseases, and is generally credited with saving millions of lives annually. But since their discovery two centuries ago, vaccines have been dogged by pockets of persistent distrust among those who are skeptical of their science or who find compulsory immunization at odds with personal liberty. The rise of these voices in contemporary culture has contributed to trends ofvaccine delay and vaccine hesitancy in some communities - a chasm between the general population and the scientific establishment that has persisted and grown at times across the last several decades. VACCINES: What Everyone Needs to KnowRG offers a scientifically grounded overview of the science, manufacture, and culture of vaccines in the United States and internationally. Aiming to offer an unbiased resource on this hotly debated subject, it provides accessible, authoritative overviews of thefollowing:* How vaccines work* The history of vaccines* Vaccine policy - who writes it, and does it matter?* The contents and manufacture of vaccines* Vaccine injury* The alleged link between vaccines and autism* Vaccines and new outbreaksWritten by a leading authority in both infectious disease and vaccine education, this book offers a clear-eyed resource for parents or anyone with an interest in the use, efficacy, and controversy surrounding vaccines. In a subject area defined by partisanship, it offers reliable resource for whateveryone needs to know.

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Immunization is regarded by many as one of the greatest advances in modern civilization. The widespread use of vaccines has led to increases in life expectancy, reductions in the occurrence of childhood diseases, and is generally credited with saving millions of lives annually. But since their discovery two centuries ago, vaccines have...

Kristen A. Feemster, MD, MPH, MSHP, is a pediatric infectious diseases physician and health policy researcher at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. Her research focuses on the implementation of immunization recommendations, the epidemiology of vaccine-preventable dise...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:September 15, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190277912

ISBN - 13:9780190277918

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