Vaccination Investigation

Vaccination Investigation

The History and Science of Vaccines

eBook - 2018
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Vaccines are biological substances that cause the human immune system to build up its defenses against specific diseases. Public health officials recommend a series of vaccines for all children, as well as some vaccines for teenagers and adults. But not everyone gets the vaccines they need. Many poor nations don't have the resources to deliver vaccines to every community. Some parents refuse to have their children vaccinated because they don't believe the evidence proving that vaccines are safe. The effort to wipe out diseases using vaccines continues. Vaccine Investigation recounts the fascinating history of vaccines, their important role in protecting community health, and the excitement of cutting-edge research.
Publisher: Minneapolis : Twenty-First Century Books, [2018]
ISBN: 9781512498820
1512498823
9781541522107
1541522109
Branch Call Number: eBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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SeattleSaul
Jun 27, 2020

The book lives up to its title by investigating what vaccines are. Not a technical scientific writing and meant for the general audience, but also a good explanation of the history of vaccines and how they work. There are illustrations of the stages of virus attacks and bodily response. The author explains that we are at war with a cleaver enemy that modifies its tactics quickly. The reader will understand why there will unlikely be quick fixes for new viral attacks, and that some are much more difficult to defend against. There is reasoned discussion of the fear that many people have about taking vaccinations. If you already have a degree in biology, this book may be too basic, but for the rest of us it would be a great place to start on beginning to understand viral diseases and how they may affect us and our children.

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