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Book Selections and Health Resources: Vaccine Health

National Immunization Awareness Month

Since their introduction, vaccines have done a great job of protecting millions of Americans from deadly infectious diseases such as influenza, pneumonia, and polio. The rates for most vaccine-preventable diseases are at record or near-record lows. But these diseases still exist. The Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention reminds us that every year children and adults become seriously ill and are hospitalized because of diseases that vaccines can help prevent, like whooping cough, cancers caused by HPV, and pneumonia.

Book covers for three vaccine health titles

National Immunization Awareness Month is a great time to promote vaccines and remind family, friends, and coworkers to stay up to date on their shots. How can the NNLM Reading Club help? Use this guide to learn more about each of these titles and to download book discussion guides, promotional materials, and corresponding vaccine and immunization information, or to apply for a free NNLM Reading Club Book kit.

  • On Immunity by Eula Bliss
  • Vaccines Did Not Cause Rachel’s Autism by Peter Hotez
  • The Vaccine Race by Meredith Wadman​