- Paperback: 264 pages
- Publisher: Columbia University Press; 1 edition (March 7, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780231153072
- ISBN-13: 978-0231153072
- ASIN: 0231153074
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #95,016 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Vaccines and Your Child: Separating Fact from Fiction 1st Edition
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The perfect book for parents seeking accurate and detailed vaccine information. (Ari Brown, M.D., pediatrician, author of Baby 411: Clear Answers and Smart Advice for Your Baby's First Year)
This new book is a valuable resource for all parents concerned about the health of their child. Vaccines and Your Child makes it easier than ever for parents to wade through the abundance of information about vaccines, setting the story straight about vaccine safety. (Rosalynn Carter, former First Lady, cofounder of Every Child By Two)
Paul Offit, M.D., and Charlotte Moser of the Vaccine Education center come together to provide a great deal of useful information. Vaccines and Your Child is a scholarly and much needed read for any concerned parent. (Midwest Book Review)
About the Author
Paul A. Offit, M.D., FAAP, is the chief of Infectious Diseases and the director of the Vaccine Education Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, as well as the Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology and professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He has authored Autism's False Prophets; Vaccinated: One Man's Quest to Defeat the World's Deadliest Diseases; The Cutter Incident: How America's First Polio Vaccine Led to the Growing Vaccine Crisis; and Deadly Choices: How the Anti-Vaccine Movement Threatens Us All.
Charlotte A. Moser is the assistant director of the Vaccine Education Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and creator of the center's program for parents, known as Parents PACK. She has developed a variety of educational materials about vaccines, oversees the center's Web content and contact center, and writes the monthly e-mail newsletter for Parents PACK, which has several thousand subscribers.
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It does not sugar coat anything. It is by Dr Paul Offit- the world's expert on vaccines from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He has other excellent books on this topic, which go into much more detail and history on everything, but those books are long. This book is designed for parents in bite-size chapters. It is not one sided, as another reviewer complained- it is based on scientific evidence. It is not Dr Offit's fault that scientific evidence has shown again and again that vaccinations are safe overall for the majority of children. If a new parent only has time to read one book, this is the book they should read!
Of note, since published, there is an updated recommendation about the meningococcal meningitis vaccine(Menactra). The book says it is a single dose series, but it recently has been recommended that children get two doses, one at age 11 and a booster at age 16 (or 5 years after the first.). As always, check with your pediatrician for the latest and best information for your child.
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Vaccine Education Center(This site includes answers to top vaccine concerns as well as a look at each vaccine and the diseases it prevents)
Immunization Action Coalition (Also check out the "handouts" portion of this site for something to print out and give the AVs in your life!)
Vaccinate Your Baby
Every Child by Two
Autism Science Foundation (reliable, science-based information for parents of children with autism)
Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases (video section)http://www.pkids.org/immunizations/videos.html
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