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Vaccinophobia and Vaccine Controversies of the 21st Century

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Archana Chatterjee, editor. --New York, NY: Springer , c2013.
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Once hailed as a medical miracle, vaccination has come under attack from multiple fronts, including occasionally from within medicine. And while the rates of adverse reactions remain low, suggestions that vaccines can cause serious illness (and even death) are inspiring parents to refuse routine immunizations for their children--ironically, exposing them and others to potentially serious illness. Vaccinophobia and Vaccine Controversies of the 21st Century explains clearly how this state of affa…
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Chatterjee, Archana
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Archana Chatterjee, editor
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 497 p. : ill.)
ISBN
9781461474388
9781461474371 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Dissent and Disputes
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Vaccination - adverse effects
Vaccination Refusal
Vaccines
Abstract
Once hailed as a medical miracle, vaccination has come under attack from multiple fronts, including occasionally from within medicine. And while the rates of adverse reactions remain low, suggestions that vaccines can cause serious illness (and even death) are inspiring parents to refuse routine immunizations for their children--ironically, exposing them and others to potentially serious illness. Vaccinophobia and Vaccine Controversies of the 21st Century explains clearly how this state of affairs came into being, why it persists, and how healthcare professionals can best respond. Current findings review answers to bedrock questions about known adverse events, what vaccine additives are used for, and real and perceived risks involved in immunization. Perspectives representing pediatricians, family practitioners, nurses, parents, pharmacy professionals, the CDC, and the public health community help the reader sort out legitimate from irrational concerns. In-depth analyses discuss the possibility of links with asthma, cancer, Guillain-Barre syndrome, SIDS, and, of course, autism. Included in the coverage: Communicating vaccine risks and benefits; The vaccine misinformation landscape in family medicine; Perceived risks from live viral vaccines; The media's role in vaccine misinformation; Autoimmunity, allergies, asthma, and a relationship to vaccines; Vaccines and autism: the controversy that won't go away. The conundrums described here are pertinent to practitioners in pediatrics, family medicine, primary care, and nursing to help families with informed decision making. In addition, Vaccinophobia and Vaccine Controversies of the 21st Century should be read by trainees and researchers in child development and maternal and child health as the book's issues will have an impact on future generations of children and their families.
Contents
1. The History of Vaccine Challenges: Conquering Diseases, Plagued by Controversy -- 2. Vaccine Development and Safety -- 3. Known Vaccine-Associated Adverse Events -- 4. Communicating Vaccine Risks and Benefits -- 5. Vaccine Refusal- Perspectives from Pediatrics -- 6. The Anti-vaccine Movement: A Pharmacist's View -- 7. Antivaccinationism: Parental viewpoint -- 8. The Vaccine Misinformation Landscape in Family Medicine -- 9. Vaccines: Boon or Bane--a Nurse's Outlook -- 10. The Controversy That Will Not Go Away: Vaccines and Autism -- 11. Thimerosal and other Vaccine Additives -- 12. Perceived risks from live viral vaccines -- 13. Can Vaccines Cause Cancer? -- 14. Autoimmunity, Allergies, and Asthma: A Relationship to Vaccines -- 15. The Role of Public Heath Ethics in Vaccine Decision Making: Insights from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- 16. Alternative Schedules: Why not? -- 17. Influenza Vaccines and Guillain Barré Syndrome -- 18. Can Vaccines Cause Chronic Diseases? -- 19. Kawasaki Disease and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: Any Connection to Vaccination? -- 20. Political and Legal Issues in Vaccination -- 21. The Media's Role in Vaccine Misinformation -- 22. Vaccines and The Internet -- 23. An International Perspective on Vaccine Safety -- 24. An Infection Prevention Perspective on Immunizations -- 25. Insights from Public Health: A Framework for Understanding and Fostering Vaccine Acceptance.
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