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Health Reference Series

Vaccinations and Preventive Medicine Sourcebook, First Edition

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Vaccination is a safe, easy, and efficient method of preventing potentially life-threatening illnesses before exposure occurs. Vaccines are intended to activate the immune system and generate immunity against specific pathogens, including viruses and bacteria. The majority of vaccines are administered by injection, while others are administered orally (by mouth) or through nasal sprays. Preventive care includes a wide range of ways to keep ourselves healthy, such as nutrition, using traditional and alternative medicines and immune supplements, and practicing different health-care measures to prevent diseases.

Vaccinations and Preventive Care Sourcebook, First Edition delves into the world of vaccines, tracing their historical development and exploring the advancements in vaccine technology. It explains the safety of vaccines, benefits of immunization, and describes the targeted administration of vaccines within diverse groups, including children and adults, pregnant women, and specific populations with unique health-care needs. It also provides information on disease-specific vaccines and preventive care measures that can be taken to reduce the risk of diseases, disabilities, and death. The book concludes with a glossary of terms related to vaccinations and preventive care and a directory of organizations for further assistance and information.

Part 1: Introduction to Vaccines delves into the fundamental aspects of vaccines, including their history, safety, and potential side effects. It offers insight into the procedures of vaccine storage, handling, and administration. Information on the benefits of immunization, scheduling vaccinations, and maintaining records are also provided.

Part 2: Vaccines and Their Administration in Different Groups describes how vaccines are administered in different groups, including children, adults, pregnant women, and specific population groups, such as military members, gay or bisexual men, and travelers. Additionally, it provides information on childhood vaccine appointments and the factors that help health-care professionals to decide if someone should avoid specific vaccines to ensure safety and best protection.

Part 3: Vaccines against Viral Diseases provides an overview of vaccines designed to combat a range of viral diseases such as chickenpox, cholera, COVID-19, dengue, Ebola, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), human papillomavirus (HPV), Japanese encephalitis (JE), measles, Mpox, mumps, polio, rabies, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), rotavirus, rubella, shingles, smallpox, West Nile virus (WNV), yellow fever, and Zika virus.

Part 4: Vaccines against Bacterial and Parasitic Diseases provides an overview of vaccines designed to fight a range of bacterial diseases such as anthrax, cholera, diphtheria, group A streptococcal infections, Haemophilus Influenzae type B (Hib), meningococcal vaccine, Lyme disease, pertussis, plague, pneumococcal disease, Q fever, tetanus, tuberculosis, and typhoid fever. The part concludes with information on the vaccine administered for the most common parasitic disease—malaria.

Part 5: Preventive Care for Global Well-Being elucidates the different preventive care measures such as traditional and alternative medicine and supplements that can be taken to ensure good health and well-being. The part also talks about the importance of practicing self-care and the different types of preventive care services available to reduce the risk of disease outbreaks, disabilities, and death.

Part 6: If You Need More Information includes a glossary of terms related to vaccinations and preventive care and a directory of organizations for further assistance and information.

Standard Features

  • Library binding, 6 x 9
  • 550-650 pages per volume
  • Includes access to Health Reference Series Online.
  • Easy-to-use volumes organized into parts and chapters
  • Parts focus on broad areas of interest; chapters focus on single topics within a part
  • Authoritative content from respected government agencies and institutes, university research centers, professional medical associations, and non-profit health organizations
  • Comprehensive chapters feature generous use of headings and subheadings for ease of navigation
  • Tables, charts, and illustrations display statistical data and supplement explanations
  • Helpful glossary provides definitions of technical terms
  • Resource directories with contact information highlight organizations that can provide further information and support
  • Professionally prepared master index provides easy access to descriptive information, definitions, and related concepts