Herding Immunity: The Startling History of Life Before and After Vaccines (Hardcover)

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A look at the long history of vaccines, yesterday, today and still to come.

Once largely an issue for parents and children, vaccines now occupy a central space in the very heart of our national conversation. We've all been forced to think about this subject closely for over two years. In the absence of a COVID-19 vaccine, thousands of deaths from a single virus once again swept the earth. Millions of Americans now suffer from the aftermath as they cope with the effects of long haul COVID.

Herding Immunity moves the reader from the early history of vaccines into modern conversations about this subject. In the book, the author connects the dots between the modern anti-vax movement and previous anti-vax movements. She will help readers understand the history of vaccines and the equally long history of vaccination opposition.

Herding Immunity also explores the many large and small ways that lack of access to vaccination has meant societal change, and includes updates on several of the topics in the author's previous work.

About the Author

Stacy Mintzer Herlihy is a freelance writer and public health advocate based in New Jersey. Herlihy is a Shot@Life Champion and founder of New Jersey Parents For Vaccines. Herlihy's books include Your Baby's Best Shot: Why Vaccines are Safe and Save Lives (Rowman & Littlefield, 2012), which was a finalist for Foreword Reviews Book of the Year, Teens and Smoking: Your Questions Answered (2020), and Corporations That Changed the World: Disney (2022).

Product Details
ISBN: 9781538175439
ISBN-10: 1538175436
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: November 5th, 2024
Pages: 280
Language: English