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The Resource Vaccines : what everyone needs to know, Kristen A. Feemster

Vaccines : what everyone needs to know, Kristen A. Feemster

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Vaccines : what everyone needs to know
Title
Vaccines
Title remainder
what everyone needs to know
Statement of responsibility
Kristen A. Feemster
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Immunization is regarded by many as one of the greatest advances in modern civilization. The widespread use of vaccines has led to increases in life expectancy, reductions in the occurrence of childhood diseases, and is generally credited with saving millions of lives annually. But since their discovery two centuries ago, vaccines have been dogged by pockets of persistent distrust among those who are skeptical of their science or who find compulsory immunization at odds with personal liberty. The rise of these voices in contemporary culture has contributed to trends of vaccine delay and vaccine hesitancy in some communities -- a chasm between the general population and the scientific establishment that has persisted and grown at times across the last several decades. Vaccines: What Everyone Needs to Know® offers a scientifically grounded overview of the science, manufacture, and culture of vaccines in the United States and internationally. Aiming to offer an unbiased resource on this hotly debated subject, it provides accessible, authoritative overviews of the following: · How vaccines work · The history of vaccines · Vaccine policy -- who writes it, and does it matter? · The contents and manufacture of vaccines · Vaccine injury · The alleged link between vaccines and autism · Vaccines and new outbreaks Written by a leading authority in both infectious disease and vaccine education, this book offers a clear-eyed resource for parents or anyone with an interest in the use, efficacy, and controversy surrounding vaccines. In a subject area defined by partisanship, it offers reliable resource for what everyone needs to know."--
  • "Vaccines are one of the most important public health achievements of our time. But now as many vaccine preventable diseases are no longer perceived an imminent threat, vaccines are both lauded and feared, amplified by rapid-fire dissemination of conflicting messages. This book will follow the story of vaccines in the past, present and future to disentangle fact from fiction and underscore their important role in our society"--
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Feemster, Kristen A
Dewey number
614.4/7
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
QW 805
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vaccination
  • Vaccination
  • Vaccines
Label
Vaccines : what everyone needs to know, Kristen A. Feemster
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xviii, 186 pages
Isbn
9780190277918
Lccn
2017033339
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn961408363
  • 651632
  • (OCoLC)961408363
Label
Vaccines : what everyone needs to know, Kristen A. Feemster
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xviii, 186 pages
Isbn
9780190277918
Lccn
2017033339
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn961408363
  • 651632
  • (OCoLC)961408363

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