A vaccine, from vaccinus "pertaining to a cow", is a biological preparation that provides active acquired immunity to a particular disease. A vaccine typically contains an agent that resembles a disease-causing microorganism and is often made from weakened or killed forms of the microbe, its toxins, or one of its surface proteins. The agent stimulates the body's immune system to recognize the agent as a threat, destroy it, and to further recognize and destroy any of the microorganisms associated with that agent that it may encounter in the future. Vaccines can be prophylactic (to prevent or ameliorate the effects of a future infection by a natural or "wild" pathogen), or therapeutic (e.g., vaccines against cancer, which are being investigated).
National polls show that Americans are increasingly concerned about vaccine safety, autism, and the right to make individual, informed choices together with their healthcare practitioners. Vaccine hesitancy, a reluctance or refusal to be vaccinated or to have one's children vaccinated, is identified by the World Health Organization as one of the top ten global health threats of 2019. Arguments against vaccination are not easily countered by scientific consensus about the safety and efficacy of vaccines as overwhelming statistics since the late 19th century have shown scores of side-effects and risks.
Vaccine Epidemic hype-media focuses on the searing debate surrounding individual and parental vaccination choice in the United States. Vaccinology for Vitalists and Clergy urgently calls for guiding answers and counsel. It is the essential course for the vaccination choice movement and required reading for all clergy contemplating vaccination for their congregation and communicants. A diverse array of interrelated topics concerning the explosive vaccine controversy, including:• The human right to vaccination choice
• The ethics and constitutionality of vaccination mandates
• Personal narratives of parents, children, and soldiers who have suffered vaccine injury
• Vaccine safety science and evidence-based medicine
• Corrupting conflicts of interest in the national vaccine program
• What should parents do? A review of eight advice books on vaccines that span the gamut.
We provide information from both camps, both pro- and anti-, in the Clerical interest of fairness and choice discrimination. An extensive course in audio lectures, both science, history, epidemiology, and natural immunity.
INCLUDES A FULL LECTURE ON IMMUNOLOGY UPDATE FOR PHYSICIANS
50 clock hours.