Vaccines: What You Should Know, 3rd Edition

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Get the straight facts about vaccines and make informed choices

Do you wonder whether vaccines are safe and whether they are all really necessary? This completely revised and updated edition of the classic Vaccines: What You Should Know helps you sort through the latest information about vaccines in order to determine what is right for your family.

Coauthored by Paul Offit, a member of the CDC advisory committee that determines which vaccines ...

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Overview

Get the straight facts about vaccines and make informed choices

Do you wonder whether vaccines are safe and whether they are all really necessary? This completely revised and updated edition of the classic Vaccines: What You Should Know helps you sort through the latest information about vaccines in order to determine what is right for your family.

Coauthored by Paul Offit, a member of the CDC advisory committee that determines which vaccines are recommended for use in the United States, this guide tells you what vaccines are made of and clearly explains how they are made, how they work, and the risks associated with them.

This updated edition includes recommendations for the smallpox vaccine, the latest information on vaccines for travelers, and the latest on the progress of combination vaccines. Expanded information on vaccine safety includes discussion of vaccines and autism, mercury in vaccines, and the ability of children to tolerate numerous vaccines at once.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471420040
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.54 (w) x 8.46 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

PAUL A. OFFIT, M.D., is Chief of Infectious Diseases at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and a professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. The author of Breaking the Antibiotic Habit, he lives with his wife and two children in the Philadelphia area.
LOUIS M. BELL, M.D., is Chief of General Pediatrics at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He lives with his wife and seven children in the Philadelphia area.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi
Introduction xiii
Part 1 What Are Vaccines?
Chapter 1 Do We Still Need Vaccines? 3
Chapter 2 How Do Vaccines Work? 5
Chapter 3 How Are Vaccines Made? 9
Chapter 4 Are Vaccines Safe? 18
Chapter 5 Who Recommends Vaccines? 23
Part 2 Vaccines for All Children
Chapter 6 When Do Children Get Vaccines? 31
Chapter 7 DTaP (Diphtheria-Tetanus-acellular Pertussis) Vaccine 33
Chapter 8 Polio Vaccine 45
Chapter 9 Hib Vaccine ("The Meningitis Vaccine") 51
Chapter 10 MMR (Measles-Mumps-Rubella) Vaccine 55
Chapter 11 Hepatitis B Vaccine ("The Hepatitis Vaccine") 67
Chapter 12 Varicella Vaccine ("The Chickenpox Vaccine") 75
Chapter 13 Pneumococcal Vaccine 83
Chapter 14 Practical Tips about Vaccines 87
Chapter 15 Common Concerns about Vaccines 92
Part 3 Vaccines for Some Children and Adults
Chapter 16 Rabies Vaccine 119
Chapter 17 Influenza Vaccine ("The Flu Shot") 124
Chapter 18 Meningococcal Vaccine ("The Sepsis/Meningitis Vaccine") 131
Chapter 19 Tuberculosis Vaccine 137
Part 4 Vaccines for Travelers
Chapter 20 Sources of Information about Vaccines for Travelers 145
Chapter 21 Hepatitis A Vaccine 148
Chapter 22 Cholera Vaccine 153
Chapter 23 Typhoid Vaccine 156
Chapter 24 Yellow Fever Vaccine 160
Chapter 25 Japanese Encephalitis Virus Vaccine 163
Part 5 Vaccines for the Future
Chapter 26 Rotavirus Vaccine ("The Vomiting/Diarrhea Vaccine") 169
Chapter 27 Lyme Disease Vaccine 173
Chapter 28 Combination Vaccines 178
Chapter 29 Respiratory Syncytial Virus Vaccine ("The Viral Pneumonia Vaccine") 180
Chapter 30 AIDS Vaccine 183
Part 6 Vaccines for Bioterrorist Agents and Other Considerations
Chapter 31 Smallpox Vaccine 189
Chapter 32 Anthrax Vaccine 194
Chapter 33 Vaccines for Teenagers 199
Chapter 34 Vaccines for Adults (Including Grandparents) 204
Summing Up: Understanding Vaccines 208
Bibliography 211
Index 231
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