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The Resource Vaccine : the debate in modern America, Mark A. Largent

Vaccine : the debate in modern America, Mark A. Largent

Label
Vaccine : the debate in modern America
Title
Vaccine
Title remainder
the debate in modern America
Statement of responsibility
Mark A. Largent
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • For Largent, the vaccine-autism debate obscures a constellation of concerns held by many parents, including anxiety about the number of vaccines required (including some for diseases that children are unlikely ever to encounter), unhappiness about the rigorous schedule of vaccines during well-baby visits, and fear of potential side effects, some of them serious and even life-threatening. This book disentangles competing claims, opens the controversy for critical reflection, and provides recommendations for moving forward
  • Since 1990, the number of mandated vaccines has increased dramatically. Today, a fully vaccinated child will have received nearly three dozen vaccinations between birth and age six. Along with the increase in number has come a growing wave of concern among parents about the unintended side effects of vaccines. In Vaccine, Mark A. Largent explains the history of the debate and identifies issues that parents, pediatricians, politicians, and public health officials must address. Nearly 40% of American parents report that they delay or refuse a recommended vaccine for their children. Despite assurances from every mainstream scientific and medical institution, parents continue to be haunted by the question of whether vaccines cause autism. In response, health officials herald vaccines as both safe and vital to the public's health and put programs and regulations in place to encourage parents to follow the recommended vaccine schedule. For Largent, the vaccine-autism debate obscures a constellation of concerns held by many parents, including anxiety about the number of vaccines required (some for diseases that children are unlikely to ever encounter), unhappiness about the rigorous schedule of vaccines during well-baby visits, and fear of potential side effects, some of them serious and even life-threatening. This book disentangles competing claims, opens the controversy for critical reflection, and provides recommendations for moving forward
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Largent, Mark A
Index
index present
LC call number
RJ240
LC item number
.L37 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vaccination of children
  • Vaccination
  • Vaccines
  • Vaccines
  • Immunization of children
  • Vaccines
  • Autistic Disorder
  • Attitude to Health
  • Dissent and Disputes
  • United States
Label
Vaccine : the debate in modern America, Mark A. Largent
Instantiates
Publication
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
Contents
Risk and reward -- Sources of doubt -- Thimerosal and autism -- MMR and autism -- Science and the celebrity -- Getting to the source of anxiety
Control code
ocn762698374
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
222 pages
Isbn
9781421406077
Lccn
2011048241
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)762698374
Label
Vaccine : the debate in modern America, Mark A. Largent
Publication
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
Contents
Risk and reward -- Sources of doubt -- Thimerosal and autism -- MMR and autism -- Science and the celebrity -- Getting to the source of anxiety
Control code
ocn762698374
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
222 pages
Isbn
9781421406077
Lccn
2011048241
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)762698374

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