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Vaccines and Your Child: Separating Fact from Fiction

Paul Offit and Charlotte Moser


This book answers questions about the science and safety of modern vaccines. In straightforward prose, it explains how vaccines work, how they are made, and how they are tested. Most important, it separates the real risks of vaccines from feared but unfounded risks. The book addresses parental fears that children may receive too many vaccines too early, that the HPV vaccine may cause chronic fatigue or other dangerous side effects, that additives and preservatives in vaccines cause autism, and that vaccines might do more harm than good. This book offers honesty—instead of hype—in the quest to ... More

Keywords: vaccine safety, modern vaccines, vaccine tests, vaccine risk, parental fears, HPV vaccine, chronic fatigue, vaccine side effects, autism, children's health

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780231153072
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231153072.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Offit, author
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Division of Infectious Diseases

Charlotte Moser, author

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