The Vaccination Debate
Making the Right Choice for You and
by Chris Spinelli, DO, and Maryann Karinch
To vaccinate or not to vaccinate? Many parents and professionals believe vaccines to be one of the best public health practices ever instituted on a widespread basis. Yet the anti-vaccine movement has increasingly become one of hesitation and fear. Opposing camps on this controversial issue have used hyperbole and scare tactics to move readers to their respective points of view. Parents must now decide for themselves: “Which is the appropriate choice to make for my children?”
The Vaccination Debate takes a rational approach to discussing the science of vaccines in the context of everyday life. Writing with a tone that a pediatrician would use with curious, concerned parents, Osteopathic Physician Chris Spinelli, DO, and Maryann Karinch examine the schedule of vaccines from birth through adolescence, and make factually-supported conclusions that address these important questions and more:
- Which vaccines are recommended and what are they made of?
- When is the best time to administer each vaccine?
- Why do some people link developmental issues with administering vaccines?
- Where vaccines are being rejected by parents, what have the effects been on personal and public health?
Both grounded in scientific data and consumer-friendly material, this book serves as an essential reference guide for parents on the fence about vaccinating their kids, and for physicians trying to vaccinate their patients. The evidence presented by Spinelli and Karinch in The Vaccination Debate will not only help you to make an informed decision regarding vaccinations, but will allow you to be comfortable with that decision as well.
"Very highly recommended for community library Health & Medicine collections,
The Vaccination Debate is a useful and appreciated contribution to such
parental decision-making responsibilities."
— Midwest Book Review
Chris Spinelli, DO, has been a practicing osteopathic physician since 1999. He has served twenty-six years in the military, with sixteen of those years involved in patient care. A Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, he currently works with the underserved community of children in his local area and is an associate professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He lives in Springfield, Missouri.
Maryann Karinch is the author of twenty-four commercially published books and the founder of The Rudy Agency, a full-service literary agency. She has also coauthored four books with physicians and written extensively about health and medicine. She holds bachelors and masters degrees from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, and is a certified personal trainer. She lives in Estes Park, Colorado.
Nonfiction, 5.5 x 8.5, 240 pages
LC# 2014957544, world rights
ISBN-13: 978-0-88282-505-2 (pb), $15.95
ISBN-13: 978-0-88282-506-9 (eBook), $15.95