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.
|Publisher:||Lerner Publishing Group|
|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
Selected Bibliography 113
Further Information 114