Vaccines: A Parent's Guide

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9781908096685: Vaccines: A Parent's Guide
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One of the main choices that any parent will have to make about the health of their children concerns vaccination and its risks. With new vaccines on the schedule and concern about the MMR vaccine, it is important to have all the information to make the right decisions. This readable, comprehensive and deeply-researched guide - now in its third updated edition - brings together the latest medical knowledge about the safety, benefits and side-effects of all modern vaccines as well as the diseases they aim to protect against. It also discusses what is known medically about the connection between vaccination and autism. In addition, Dr Richard Halvorsen has added clinical information from his practice as a GP for over 25 years where helpful to parents, a quick reference to childhood vaccination, and an alternative MMR schedule. Includes up-to-date information on: autism, smallpox, diphtheria, tuberculosis, polio, tetanus, mumps, measles, rubella, whooping cough, meningitis C, pneumococcus, hib, swine flu, Pediacel, MMR, HPV.

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'Vaccines cannot be used to build medically controlled Utopia.' --Daily Mail

'Why jabs could be a mixed blessing.' --Express

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