eBook Vaccination Controversies: A Reference Handbook, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1610693124
  • ISBN-13: 9781610693127
  • DDC: 614.4
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade - College Senior
  • 358 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released December 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Objections to mandatory vaccination are widespread in the world today. Rather than being a new development, such objections have existed since vaccinations were first introduced. This book provides complete coverage of the history and background of vaccination issues in the United States and around the world, along with a detailed examination of the issues related to the use of vaccination today, and supplies readers with the necessary information to consider if the potential benefits of vaccination outweigh the risks.

Vaccination Controversies: A Reference Handbook overviews the scientific basis for and history of immunization as a method for protecting individuals against disease, along with a review of the social, political, and economic issues related to the use of immunization in both human and animal populations. The book debunks prevalent public health myths by clearly outlining the scientific consensus behind modern immunization regimes. Also included are profiles of important individuals and organizations within the history of vaccination, a chronology of important events, as well as pertinent reports, laws, and court decisions that give the reader a greater appreciation of the issues surrounding vaccination.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Tables.
1: Background and History.
2: Problems, Controversies, and Solutions.
3: Perspectives.
4: HPV Vaccine for All.
5: HPV Vaccine Mandates: Little Benefit, Real Harm.
6: Vaccine Shortages—A Perspective.
7: Sounds of Death: Whooping Cough and Vaccine Refusal.
8: Vaccination Doubts.
9: Federal Law and Mandatory Vaccination.
10: Hepatitis B Vaccine and Multiple Sclerosis.
11: Profiles.
12: Data and Documents.
13: Resources.
14: Chronology.
About the Author.