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  • ISBN: 9781440843549
  • ISBN: 1440843538
  • ISBN: 9781440843532
  • Physical Description: xii, 236 pages : illustration ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : Greenwood, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2019]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Vaccines and health -- Understanding the immune system -- Making vaccines -- Regulation of vaccines -- Vaccines and the diseases they prevent -- History of vaccine resistance -- Why vaccines are controversial -- Do vaccines prevent disease? -- Are vaccines adequately tested for safety? -- Do vaccines cause developmental delays? -- Is the government-recommended vaccination schedule appropriate? -- Should vaccination be mandatory? -- Is negative information about vaccines suppressed? -- Case studies.
Summary, etc.: Providing accurate, accessible information on vaccines and the controversies that surround them, this book outlines the history of vaccine regulation and interactions between vaccines and the immune system, and thoughtfully considers each vaccine debate. Explains in depth the uses, dosage, adverse events, contraindications, and limitations of every vaccine. Traces the rise of vaccine resistance from the 1800s to the present. Considers the role of the government in vaccination requirements. Discusses the debate about whether vaccines cause neuropsychological disorders such as autism spectrum disorder and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Examines the appropriateness of the current recommended childhood vaccines.
Subject: Vaccines
Treatment Outcome
Public Opinion
Mandatory Programs ethics
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