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Vaccines & your child : separating fact from fiction / Paul A. Offit, Charlotte A. Moser.

Offit, Paul A., (author.). Moser, Charlotte A., (author.).

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Paul A. Offit And Charlotte A. Moser answer questions about the science and safety of modern vaccines. In straightforward prose, they explain how vaccines work, how they are made, and how they are tested. Most important, they separate the real risks of vaccines from feared but unfounded risks.
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Adams Public Library 615.37 (Text) 37810000064427 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 08/14/2020 Available -
Athena Public Library 615.37 OFF (Text) 37813000174675 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 09/11/2019 Available -
Baker Richland Branch 614.47 .O328v 2011 (Text) 37814003475705 NON-FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 08/20/2019 Available -
Christmas Valley Branch Library PAR 615.372 OFFIT (Text) 37620000927063 New Adult Book Branch_Only_6months 12/03/2019 Available -
Columbia Gorge Community College Library 615.372 OFFIT 2011 (Text) 39705000010834 Main Collection Book None 11/12/2015 Available -
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande 615.372 O328 (Text) 35178001775785 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 11/20/2019 Available -
Echo Public Library PB 615.372 Offit (Text) 37826000221916 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 08/19/2019 Available -
Elgin Public Library 615.372 Offit Paul (Text) 37827000291602 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 08/22/2019 Available -
Grant County Library 615.3 OFFIT (Text) 37845000537527 Adult Non-Fiction Book System_Only_6months 09/12/2019 Available -
Helix Public Library A 615.47 OFF (Text) 37835000115689 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 05/21/2020 Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780231153072
  • ISBN: 0231153074
  • Physical Description: viii, 247 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2011]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Questions parents have about vaccines -- General -- What are vaccines? -- Why do we still need vaccines? -- How do vaccines work? -- How are vaccines made? -- What steps do pharmaceutical companies go through to make vaccines? -- Who recommends vaccines? -- How do we know vaccines work? -- Are vaccine-preventable diseases really that bad? -- Isn't it better to be naturally infected than immunized? -- Are vaccines given in a one-size-fits-all schedule? -- Is there any harm in using an alternative schedule? -- Why can't vaccines be combined to lessen the number of shots? -- Why aren't more vaccines given by mouth? -- Can I avoid vaccines by living a healthy lifestyle? -- Why should I trust a system that makes money for drug companies? -- Should vaccines be mandated? -- Is it my social responsibility to get vaccines? -- Safety -- Are vaccines safe? -- How do I know if a problem is caused by vaccines? -- What systems are in place to ensure that vaccines are safe? -- How do we know that different vaccines can be given at the same time? -- Do too many vaccines overwhelm the immune system? -- Do too many vaccines weaken the immune system? -- Do too many vaccines cause chronic diseases? -- Do vaccines cause autism? -- Do vaccines cause allergies and asthma? -- Do vaccines cause cancer? -- Do vaccines cause diabetes? -- Do vaccines cause mad-cow disease? -- Do vaccines cause multiple sclerosis? -- Do vaccines cause sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)? -- Are there "hot lots" of vaccines? -- Is the vaccine adverse events reporting system (VAERS) -- A good way to tell whether a vaccine is harmful? -- Are package inserts useful? -- How do i sort out good from bad information about vaccines? -- Ingredients -- Do vaccines contain products to which children could be allergic? -- Do vaccines contain harmful preservatives like mercury? -- Do vaccines contain harmful adjuvants like aluminum? -- Do vaccines contain harmful chemicals like formaldehyde? -- Do vaccines contain ether or antifreeze? -- Are vaccines made using aborted fetal cells? -- Do vaccines contain products from animals? -- Practical considerations -- How do I deal with my child's fear of shots? -- What can I do to make the vaccine visit less stressful? -- Who shouldn't get vaccines? -- Can I vaccinate my child if he is ill? -- Can I vaccinate my premature baby? -- Can I vaccinate my child if he's taking steroids? -- Can I receive a vaccine if I'm pregnant? -- Can I vaccinate my child if I'm breastfeeding? -- What if my child inadvertently got an extra dose of vaccine? -- What if my child inadvertently missed a dose of vaccine? -- Can I vaccinate my child if someone in the home is immune compromised? -- Do vaccines given in countries from which children are adopted still count? -- Individual vaccines -- Vaccines in the first year of life -- Hepatitis B -- Diphtheria,tetanus, and pertussis -- Pneumococcus -- Rotavirus -- Haemophilus influenzae type B -- Polio -- Influenza -- Vaccines in the second year of life -- Measles, mumps, and rubella -- Chickenpox -- Hepatitis A -- Vaccines for adolescents and teens -- Meningococcus -- Human papillomavirus -- The vaccine schedule -- Vaccine schedule and combination vaccines -- Why this schedule? -- Changes to the schedule -- Catch-up schedule.
Summary, etc.:
Paul A. Offit And Charlotte A. Moser answer questions about the science and safety of modern vaccines. In straightforward prose, they explain how vaccines work, how they are made, and how they are tested. Most important, they separate the real risks of vaccines from feared but unfounded risks.
Subject: Vaccination of children > Popular works.
Vaccines > Popular works.
Immunization of children > Popular works.

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