Calling the Shots: Childhood Vaccination - One Family's Journey

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2003 - Family & Relationships - 240 pages
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Mary Alexander's daughter Florence was a healthy two-year-old until 36 hours after her Meningitis C vaccination, when she suffered the first of many terrifying convulsions. Here, mixing personal experience with factual research, Alexander examines the status quo of vaccination and highlights some of the questions she believes should be at the forefront of parents' minds: how can trust in vaccination be restored?; are parents' expectations of success too high in this medically advanced world?; are all vaccinations necessary? This book aims to provide parents with the knowledge and curiosity needed to make an informed, confident decision about vaccination.

Mary Alexander has two children; Jacob aged six and Florence, now aged four.

 

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Contents

GLOSSARY OF TERMS
9
A Rude Awakening
25
The History of Vaccination
47
The Damage Done
71
Do We Really Need All These Vaccinations?
95
Strains Planes and Ambulance Rides
107
Andrew Wakefield and the
131
Recovery Position
141
Social Responsibility The Pressure to Vaccinate
153
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Mary Alexander has two children; Jacob aged six and Florence, now aged four.

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