The Vaccine Book

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  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-10-26
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

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THE VACCINE BOOK offers parents a fair, impartial, fact-based resource from the most trusted name in pediatrics. Dr. Bob devotes each chapter in the book to a disease/vaccine pair and offers a comprehensive discussion of what the disease is, how common or rare it is, how serious or harmless it is, the ingredients of the vaccine, and any possible side effects from the vaccine. This completely revised edition offers#xB7; updated information on each vaccine and disease#xB7; more detail on vaccines' side effects#xB7; expanded discussions of combination vaccines#xB7; a new section on adult vaccines#xB7; additional options for alternative vaccine schedules#xB7; a guide to Canadian vaccinationsTHE VACCINE BOOK provides exactly the information parents want and need as they make their way through the vaccination maze.

Author Biography

Robert W. Sears, MD, FAAP, is a board-certified pediatrician, author of The Autism Book, and coauthor of The Portable Pediatrician, The Baby Book, and Happy Baby. He lives with his family in Dana Point, California.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
A Note to Fellow Physiciansp. xiii
What's New in the Second Edition?p. xvi
Haemophilus Influenzae Type B Disease and the HIB Vaccinep. 3
Pneumococcal Disease and the Pc Vaccinep. 15
Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis Diseases and the DTaP Vaccinep. 26
Hepatitis B Disease and the Hep B Vaccinep. 47
Rotavirus Disease and the Rotavirus Vaccinep. 60
Polio Disease and the Polio Vaccinep. 70
Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Diseases and the MMR Vaccinep. 79
Chickenpox Disease and the Varicella Vaccinep. 96
Hepatitis A Disease and the Hep A Vaccinep. 109
Influenza Disease and the Flu Vaccinep. 118
Meningococcal Disease and the Meningococcal Vaccinep. 142
Human Papillomavirus Disease and the HPV Vaccinep. 151
Combination Vaccines, Vaccines for Travel, Vaccines for Other Special Situations, and Adult Vaccinesp. 162
Vaccine Safety Researchp. 181
Vaccine Side Effectsp. 200
Vaccines and Autism: The Research to This Pointp. 212
Vaccine Ingredientsp. 229
Alternative Vaccine Schedulesp. 251
Vaccines in Canadap. 283
Afterwordp. 303
Vaccines and Diseases at a Glancep. 305
Resourcesp. 307
Indexp. 321
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