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Vaccines: What Every Parent Should Know

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New! In September 2000, Paul is launching a vaccine education page on the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia website. Check it out!
Paperback, 248 pages
Published November 5th 1999 by Wiley (first published February 7th 1998)
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Nov 14, 2009 Emily rated it liked it
A bit dated, but a good general resource for medically sound, evidence-backed information about vaccines. The authors manage to distill complex biological processes into understandable explanations for the lay person of how vaccines are made and how they work in the body to protect against disease without oversimplifying. I particularly liked learning about the different ways vaccines are made using different parts of the virus, toxins or proteins. Each vaccine is provided a chapter which summar ...more
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Sep 30, 2013 Claire Noonan rated it liked it
A valuable book that needs to be updated with each change of the immunisation schedule. If it was current I would buy multiple copies to lend to patients.
Jun 06, 2010 Paige rated it it was ok
Seemed to be pretty pro-vaccine. Not helpful in making a choice on whether to vaccinate or not.
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Paul A. Offit, MD is the Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Offit is also the Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology, and a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is a recipient of many awards including the J. Edmund Bradley Prize for Excellence ...more
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