Vaccines and Your Child: Separating Fact from Fiction Paperback – Mar 7 2011
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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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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
Sounds of Pertussis
Shot by shot: stories of preventable diseases
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.
I thought this tidbit was particular fascinating. The smallpox vaccine is the only vaccine that they have stopped giving people because the disease has been totally eradicated from the earth! Isn't that wild? Before there was a vaccine for it, it killed 500 MILLION people! Try and wrap your head around that!
Oh--and the reason the flu vaccine is pushed so heavily on pregnant women is that pregnant women are SIX TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE of the flu than other women. That is a big difference. If you went to a party and the host said, "We have two wines. They are both really good but this one is six times more likely to make you feel awful tomorrow" ... well, no one would go with that one!
I can't get enough of this book as a pregnant first-time mom.
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