An illuminating, reassuring guide to vaccination enriched with the latest science
Vaccines are a debate, whether we want them to be or not, and we're living in the age of misinformation, digital noise and social media conspiracies. VACCINATE demystifies the strange and intricate world of vaccines: it explains what a vaccine is, how they work, how they are developed and what happens when they meet our bodies.
David Miles has worked in immunology - as a scientist and latterly as a communicator - for two decades. Taking his expert understanding of the field and the questions he is asked by ordinary people, VACCINATE combines a field guide to the vaccines we currently receive with the historical background to their development, along with thrilling storytelling and comprehensive, reassuring debunking of the most common vaccination myths. Overall the book arms the reader with the essential knowledge they need to make an informed choice about their child's health - the only proper choice: to vaccinate them.