Vaccines: What Every Parent Should Know,Revised Edition

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Here is a straightforward presentation of the facts surrounding the controversial topic of vaccines, a book that confused and worried parents can turn to for answers and reassurance. Most parents have questions about vaccines that doctors are too busy to answer, and too many parents, as a result, are not having their child vaccinated at all, thus putting them at risk.

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Overview

Here is a straightforward presentation of the facts surrounding the controversial topic of vaccines, a book that confused and worried parents can turn to for answers and reassurance. Most parents have questions about vaccines that doctors are too busy to answer, and too many parents, as a result, are not having their child vaccinated at all, thus putting them at risk.

This timely book answers such questions as:

  • Aren't most of these diseases eliminated anyway?
  • Should my child have the new chicken pox vaccine?
  • Could my baby get a bad batch of the vaccine and end up getting infected?
Comprehensive information on the history of vaccines, the diseases that can be controlled through vaccination, and the risks and benefits associated with each vaccine will help parents decide whether or not to have their children vaccinated and which vaccines to approve. With this essential resource, parents can make the right decisions for their childrens' health and safety.

New! In September 2000, Paul is launching a vaccine education page on the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia website. Check it out!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780028638614
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2000
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 5.58 (w) x 8.28 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Paul A. Offit is the Chief of Infectious Diseases at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He lives with his wife and two children in the Philadelphia area. Dr. Louis M. Bell is a member of both the Section of Infectious Diseases and the Department of Emergency Medicine at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He lives with his four children in the Philadelphia area.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.
PART ONE: What are Vaccines?
Chapter 1: Do We Still Need Vaccines?
Chapter 2: How Do Vaccines Work?
Chapter 3: How Are Vaccines Made?
Chapter 4: Are Vaccines Safe?
Chapter 5: Who Recommends Vaccines?
PART TWO: Vaccines for all Children.
Chapter 6: When Do Children Get Vaccines?
Chapter 7: DTaP (Diphtheria-Tetanus-acellular Pertussis).
Chapter 8: Polio.
Chapter 9: Hib ("The Meningitis Vaccine").
Chapter 10: MMR (Measles-Mumps-Rubella).
Chapter 11: Hepatitis B ("The Hepatitis Vaccine").
Chapter 12: Varicella ("The Chickenpox Vaccine").
Chapter 13: Rotavirus ("The Diarrhea Vaccine").
Chapter 14: Pneumococcus.
Chapter 15: Practical Tips About Vaccines.
Chapter 16: Vaccine Myths.
PART THREE: Vaccines for Some Children.
Chapter 17: Rabies.
Chapter 18: Influenza ("The Flu Vaccine").
Chapter 19: Lyme Disease.
Chapter 20: Meningococcus ("The Sepsis/Meningitis Vaccine").
Chapter 21: Tuberculosis.
PART FOUR: Vaccines for Children Who Travel to Far-Off Lands.
Chapter 22: Sources of Information About Vaccines for Travelers.
Chapter 23: Hepatitis A.
Chapter 24: Cholera.
Chapter 25: Typhoid.
Chapter 26: Yellow Fever.
Chapter 27: Japanese Encephalitis Virus.
Chapter 28: Things to Think About When Traveling with Children.
PART FIVE: Vaccines for Children in the Future.
Chapter 29: Combination Vaccines.
Chapter 30: Respiratory Syncytial Virus ("The Viral Pneumonia Vaccine").
Chapter 31: AIDS.
Chapter 32: Vaccines for Teenagers.
Chapter33: Vaccines for Adults (Including Grandparents).
Summing Up: Understanding Vaccines.
Bibliography.
About the Authors.
Index.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2001

    Medical Propaganda (Was it written by the drug companies?)

    This book will not help parents make decisions about vaccines. It contains much false information, and all of the author's conclusions implore parents to vaccinate their children. This book will insult your intelligence if you have already begun to investigate vaccines because the pediatricians who wrote it claim all vaccines are safe and effective and do not cause harmful reactions. If you are trying to make an informed decision, stay away from this book; it could be dangerous to your child.

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