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How Are Vaccines Political?

Anna Kirkland

in Vaccine Court: The Law and Politics of Injury

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781479876938
eISBN:
9781479844272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479876938.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter presents a social scientific perspective on vaccines, showing how to think of vaccines as thoroughly social and political, that is, created through law, regulation, political will, and ... More


Vaccines and Your Child: Separating Fact from Fiction

Paul Offit and Charlotte Moser

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153072
eISBN:
9780231526715
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153072.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

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 ... More


Safety

Paul A. Offit and Charlotte A. Moser

in Vaccines and Your Child: Separating Fact from Fiction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153072
eISBN:
9780231526715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153072.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter addresses questions regarding the safety of vaccines. Any medical product that has a positive effect can have a negative effect; hence, no vaccine is absolutely safe. Before they are ... More


Evidence, Strategies, and Challenges for Assuring Vaccine Availability, Efficacy, and Safety

Saad B. Omer and Sam F. Halabi

in Global Management of Infectious Disease After Ebola

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190604882
eISBN:
9780190604912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190604882.003.0013
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

In chapter 13, Saad B. Omer and Sam F. Halabi examine the evidence, strategies, and challenges surrounding vaccine safety as novel technologies and expanding coverage introduce new factors to ... More


Polio vaccination, political authority and the Nigerian state

Elisha P. Renne

in The Politics of Vaccination: A Global History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781526110886
eISBN:
9781526124272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526110886.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Vaccination campaigns rely on the political authority of the state to carry out public health programs for the benefit of its citizens. In sub-Saharan Africa where vaccination programs were ... More


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