Vaccinophobia and Vaccine Controversies of the 21st Century

Editors: Chatterjee, Archana (Ed.)

  • Contributors are well known experts from medicine, nursing, vaccinology, and epidemiology  
  •  Provides health professionals with the information to address vaccine concerns from their patients  ​
  • Comprehensive resource that tackles current questions encountered by health professionals about the safety of vaccines, from autism to cancer   
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Vaccinophobia and Vaccine Controversies of the 21st Century

Archana Chatterjee, editor

 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.

 

Table of contents (25 chapters)

  • The History of Vaccine Challenges: Conquering Diseases, Plagued by Controversy

    Jana, Laura A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • Vaccine Development and Safety

    Shetty, Avinash K. (et al.)

    Pages 15-49

  • Known Vaccine-Associated Adverse Events

    Pahud, B. A. (et al.)

    Pages 51-86

  • Communicating Vaccine Risks and Benefits

    Sarnquist, Clea (et al.)

    Pages 87-95

  • Vaccine Refusal: Perspectives from Pediatrics

    Moffatt, Kody (et al.)

    Pages 97-118

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Vaccinophobia and Vaccine Controversies of the 21st Century
Editors
  • Archana Chatterjee
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-7438-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-7438-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-7437-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9524-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 500
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