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Elsevier Health Sciences, 2008 - Medical - 1725 pages
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Completely revised and updated, this respected reference offers comprehensive and current coverage of every aspect of vaccination-from development to use in reducing disease. It provides authoritative information on vaccine production, available preparations, efficacy, and safety.recommendations for vaccine use, with on the impact of vaccination programs on morbidity and mortality.and more. And now, as an Expert Consult title, it includes a companion web site offering this unparalleled guidance where and when you need it most!

  • Provides a complete understanding of each disease, including clinical characteristics, microbiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment, as well an epidemiology and public health issues.
  • Offers comprehensive coverage of both existing vaccines and vaccines currently in the research and development stage.
  • Examines vaccine stability, immunogenicity, efficacy, duration of immunity, adverse events, indications, contraindications, precautions, administration with other vaccines, and disease control strategies.
  • Analyses the cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness of vaccines.
  • Discusses the proper use of immune globulins and antitoxins.
  • Illustrates concepts and objective data with approximately 600 tables and figures.

  • Includes access to a companion web site offering the complete contents of the book - fully searchable - for rapid consultation from anyplace with an Internet connection.

Your purchase entitles you to access the web site until the next edition is published, or until the current edition is no longer offered for sale by Elsevier, whichever occurs first. If the next edition is published less than one year after your purchase, you will be entitled to online access for one year from your date of purchase. Elsevier reserves the right to offer a suitable replacement product (such as a downloadable or CD-ROM-based electronic version) should access to the web site be discontinued.

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i love it and is my seminar topic

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First of all, vaccines do NOT cause autism. That ridiculous claim was made by a ex-doctor who falsified data (he lost his medical degree due to this claim). There is no doubt that vaccines are essential to the healthy upbringing of children and teenagers alike. Any credible medical institution or organization can tell you that vaccines have done nothing but prevent the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people around the world and it is skeptics that say otherwise that are jeopardizing our increasingily global community.  



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Paul A. Offit, MD, is chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, as well as the Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology and a professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His books include "Autism's False Prophets", "Deadly Choices", and "Vaccinated".

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