Vaccination Investigation: The History and Science of Vaccines

Vaccination Investigation: The History and Science of Vaccines

by Tara Haelle


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Vaccines are biological substances that cause the human immune system to build up its defenses against specific diseases. Public health officials recommend a series of vaccines for all children, as well as some vaccines for teenagers and adults. But not everyone gets the vaccines they need. Many poor nations don't have the resources to deliver vaccines to every community. Some parents refuse to have their children vaccinated because they don't believe the evidence proving that vaccines are safe.

The effort to wipe out diseases using vaccines continues. Vaccine Investigation recounts the fascinating history of vaccines, their important role in protecting community health, and the excitement of cutting-edge research.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781512425307
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/01/2018
Pages: 120
Sales rank: 1,147,953
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

01 Vaccine Basics 4

02 Vaccine History 27

03 Creating a Vaccine 44

04 Pushback against Vaccines 64

05 What the Future Might Hold 89

Source Notes 108

Glossary 110

Selected Bibliography 113

Further Information 114

Index 117

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