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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 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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About 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.
Table of Contents
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) Vaccine.
Chapter 8. Polio Vaccines.
Chapter 9. Hib Vaccine ("The Meningitis Vaccine").
Chapter 10. MMR (Measles-Mumps-Rubella) Vaccine.
Chapter 11. Hepatitis B Vaccine ("The Hepatitis Vaccine").
Chapter 12. Varicella Vaccine ("The Chickenpox Vaccine").
Chapter 13. Pneumococcal Vaccine.
Chapter 14. Practical Tips about Vaccines.
Chapter 15. Common Concerns about Vaccines.
PART THREE. VACCINES FOR SOME CHILDREN AND ADULTS.
Chapter 16. Rabies Vaccine.
Chapter 17. Influenza Vaccine ("The Flu Shot").
Chapter 18. Meningococcal Vaccine ("The Sepsis/Meningitis Vaccine").
Chapter 19. Tuberculosis Vaccine.
PART FOUR. VACCINES FOR TRAVELERS.
Chapter 20. Sources of Information about Vaccines for Travelers.
Chapter 21. Hepatitis A Vaccine.
Chapter 22. Cholera Vaccine.
Chapter 23. Typhoid Vaccine.
Chapter 24. Yellow Fever Vaccine.
Chapter 25. Japanese Encephalitis Virus Vaccine.
PART FIVE. VACCINES FOR THE FUTURE.
Chapter 26. Rolavirus Vaccine ("The Vomiting/Diarrhea Vaccine").
Chapter 27. Lyme Disease Vaccine.
Chapter 28. Combination Vaccines.
Chapter 29. Respiratory Syncytial Virus Vaccine ("The Viral Pneumonia Vaccine").
Chapter 30. AIDS Vaccine.
PART SIX: VACCINES FOR BIOTERRORIST AGENTS AND OTHER CONSIDERATIONS.
Chapter 31. Smallpox Vaccine.
Chapter 32. Anthrax Vaccine.
Chapter 33. Vaccines for Teenagers.
Chapter 34. Vaccines for Adults (Including Grandparents).
Summing Up: Understanding Vaccines.