The Vaccination Debate takes a rational approach to discussing the science of vaccines in the context of everyday life. As Spinelli and Karinch examine the schedule of vaccines from birth through adolescence, the authors shed new light on this timely and controversial issue, writing with a tone that a pediatrician would use with curious, concerned parents.
Many parents and health care 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. Which is the right choice to make for your children? To vaccinate or not to vaccinate?
Both grounded in scientific data and consumer-friendly material, The Vaccination Debate serves as an essential reference guide for parents on the fence about vaccinating their kids, and for physicians trying to vaccinate their patients.
Chris Spinelli, DO is a practicing Osteopathic Physician since 1999. He has served 24 years in the military, with 14 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 teaches as an associate professor at the Uniformed School of Health Sciences. He lives in Springfield, MO.
Maryann Karinch is the author of 20 commercially published books, and is the founder of The Rudy Agency, a literary agency specializing in non-fiction. She has also co-authored three 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 Este Park, CO.