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Author Ada, G. L., 1922-

Title Vaccination : the facts, the fears, the future / Gordon Ada and David Isaacs
Published St Leonards, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, [2000]
©2000

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 WATERFT HEALTH  614.470994 Ada/Vtf  AVAILABLE
 MELB  614.470994 Ada/Vtf  AVAILABLE
Description xxi, 241 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
regular print
Contents Part 1 Why vaccinate?: infectious diseases of humans; a short history of vaccines and vaccination; current vaccines and vaccination procedures; how vaccines work -- the immune response to infectious agents and vaccines; vaccine efficacy and the variation in individual responses; vaccine safety; the crowning achievement -- the eradication/elimination of some human infectious diseases; addressing parental concerns. Part 2 They way ahead: new approaches to vaccine development and immunization practices; the challenge of making vaccines against HIV and malaria; the potential for the control of non-communicable diseases by vaccination or immunotherapy -- immunotherapy to control autoimmune diseases, immunotherapy to control/cure cancers, vaccines to control human fertility
Why vaccinate? (Infectious diseases of humans ; A short history of vaccines & vaccination ; Current vaccines & vaccination procedures ; How vaccines work : the immune response to infectious agents & vaccines ; Vaccine efficacy & the variation in individual responses ; Vaccine safety ; The crowning achievement : the eradication/elimination of some human infectious diseases ;Addressing parental concerns) -- The way ahead (New approaches to vaccine development & immunization practices ; The challenge of making vaccines against HIV, malaria & chlamydia ; The potential for the control of non-communicable diseases by vaccination or immunotherapy)
Summary Concerned at the lack of hard scientific data used - both in pro- and anti-vaccination debates - the authors present the facts on vaccines as currently understood. Tracing the history of immunization, they explain the science, analyze efficacy and safety, and describe recent developments
Analysis Children
Communicable diseases
Immunisation
Risk
Scientific research
Statistics
Vaccines
Notes Includes indexes
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 223-232
Audience Adult
Subject Vaccination -- Australia -- In infancy & childhood
Vaccination -- Australia.
Vaccination.
Vaccination.
Vaccines.
Vaccination.
Child.
Infant.
Vaccination.
Australia.
Author Isaacs, David, 1950-
LC no. 00002127
ISBN 1865082236 (paperback)