Coauthored by Paul Offit, a member of the CDC advisory committee that determines which vaccines are recommended for use in the US, this guide tells you what vaccines are made of and clearly explains how they are made, how they work, and the risks associated with them.
Includes recommendations for the smallpox vaccine, the latest information on vaccines for travellers, and the latest on the progress of combination vaccines. Includes discussion of vaccines and autism, mercury in vaccines, and the ability of children to tolerate numerous vaccines at once.
This kit was created to assist Vancouver Coastal Health immunization providers answer questions about childhood vaccines. The information in this kit was obtained froma variety of reputable third party resources and local immunization experts. While, to the best of our knowledge, the information here is accurate and current as of spring 2007, users of this kit should be aware that scientific knowledge about immunizations is constantly changing.