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The Essential Guide to Children's Vaccines

Deborah Mitchell

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The Essential Guide to Children's Vaccines

Deborah Mitchell

How safe are vaccines?
Which vaccines are medically necessary?
Do I have any choice about scheduling my child's vaccinations?
Which childhood diseases should I be concerned about?
What should parents know about the new vaccines?

Protect your children’s health—and get the vaccines they need—safely, effectively, and confidently with this practical hands-on planner for parents.

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CHAPTER 1
 
How Vaccines Work
 
 
What are vaccines? How do they work? These are two seemingly simple questions, but the answers can’t be given in a neat sound bite. So, I’m going to ask you to join me for several moments to learn some basic but important information about vaccines.
WHAT ARE VACCINES?
The use of vaccines is based on a simple premise: it is better to prevent a disease than to treat it. Vaccines are substances that prevent disease in the individuals who receive them and protect people who have contact with others who have not been
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  • Deborah Mitchell

  • Deborah Mitchell is a widely published health journalist. She is the author or coauthor of more than three dozen books on health topics, including eight books for St. Martin’s Press’s Healthy Home Library (Stay Younger, Smarter, Healthier, The Family Guide to Vitamins, Herbs, and Supplements, 52 Foods and Supplements for a Healthy Heart, 25 Medical Tests Your Doctor Should Tell You About, A Woman’s Guide to Vitamins, Herbs, and Supplements, The Complete Book of Nutritional Healing; How To Live Well with Early Alzheimer’s, and The Concise Encyclopedia of Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health) as well as The Wonder of Probiotics (coauthored with John R.Taylor, N.D.), Foods That Combat Aging, Your Ideal Supplement Plan in Three Easy Steps, and What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Back Pain (coauthored with Debra Weiner, M.D.).

     

     

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