Reading/Interest Level: Intermediate, Young Adult
Author: Tara Haelle
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
When you go to the doctor’s office for an immunization you might not be thinking about the significance of that little poke, but there is so much more to it than you’d imagine. In Vaccination Investigation, Tara Haelle digs into the history and science behind vaccinations—how they work, why they’re important, and what happens when people refuse them. She also talks about the deeply historical origins of inoculation, the threat of deadly pathogens, and our world’s future as far as infectious diseases are concerned.
This book is full of information that is relevant to anyone wanting to know more about vaccinations. The author touches on all facets of the topic while still keeping it young-adult friendly and describing things with simplicity. The book does feel slightly biased in favor of vaccination, but is backed up with thorough research. It is filled with photographs and diagrams and includes other useful text features such as a contents, glossary, notes, and suggestions for further reading.