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Books and Periodicals

Resources for providers, as well as helpful and informative books for patients

Reference books Publications for parents and children
Periodicals Nonfiction books

Reference Books

CDC Health Information for International Travel
Better known as the "Yellow Book," is published every two years by CDC as a reference to those who advise international travelers of health risks. It is written primarily for healthcare providers, although others might find it useful. The title links to the CDC website where you can freely download the text. You can purchase a hard copy from the publisher by calling (800) 445-9714 or order online.
Epidemiology & Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Disease
Better known as the "Pink Book," this easy-to-read reference book from the CDC includes both general principles of vaccination as well as the latest information on vaccine-preventable diseases. The book also serves as the text for CDC's immunization training course of the same name. The title links to the CDC website where you can freely download the text. You can purchase a hard copy from the Public Health Foundation by calling (877) 252-1200 or order online. Download to eBook reader: Download to your digital reader from sites such as Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and Google ebookstore.
Immunization Against Infectious Disease
Better known as the "Green Book," this new edition from the UK Department of Health presents the latest information on vaccines and vaccination procedures for all the vaccine-preventable infectious diseases that may occur in the UK. In particular, it deals with those immunizations that comprise the routine immunization program for all children from birth to adolescence. The title links to UK Department of Health website, where you can download the entire PDF document or by chapter.
International Travel and Health
Issued by the World Health Organization. Offers guidance on the full range of health risks likely to be encountered at specific destinations and associated with different types of travel - from business, humanitarian, and leisure travel, to backpacking and adventure tours. The book is only available online to allow for regular updates.
Red Book: Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases
From the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Revised every three years, contains AAP's recommendations for prevention and management of infectious diseases in children. The book is available as a paperback, e-book, Red Book Online, and mobile application (app). For more information, visit Shop AAP.
Safety and Health During International Travel
The Technical Information Bulletin from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is designed to help international business travelers. Order by calling OSHA at (800) 321-6742, or download the pdf.
(The) Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, 5th edition
Written by Gary Marshall, MD, (professor of Pediatrics, University of Louisville School of Medicine). The handbook, a.k.a. "The Purple Book," (Professional Communications, 2015: 560 pages) is a practical guide for clinicians, containing practical advice and background for the practitioner on vaccine infrastructure, standards and regulations, business aspects of vaccine practice, general recommendations, schedules, special circumstances, and how to address a patient's concerns about vaccines.
Vaccines, 6th Edition--Expert Consult
The sixth edition by Stanley A. Plotkin, MD, Walter A. Orenstein, MD and Paul A. Offit, MD (2013); 1392 pages. Order online or call (800) 545-2522.
This page was updated on January 18, 2016.
This page was reviewed on January 12, 2016.
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