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The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians
2015 Edition of The Vaccine Handbook
The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians (The Purple Book)
The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians ("The Purple Book") is considered a vital source of practical, up-to-date information for vaccine providers and educators. The driving purpose behind the book is to draw together the latest vaccine science and guidance into a concise, user-friendly, practical resource that can be used in either the classroom or the clinical setting. Though it is replete with scientific background and references, the language in the handbook is accessible. It is complete in terms of authoritative recommendations, and includes information on such things as how vaccines are developed, tested, and licensed; how vaccine policy is made; what constitutes the vaccine safety net; the legal obligations binding on vaccine providers; billing; and office logistics.
About the Author:
Gary Marshall, MD, is professor of pediatrics at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Kentucky, where he serves as chief of the division of pediatric infectious diseases and director of the Pediatric Clinical Trials Unit. In addition to being a busy clinician, he is nationally known for his work in the areas of vaccine research, advocacy, and education.
Foreword by IAC’s Executive Director Deborah Wexler, MD
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Praise for The Vaccine Handbook
“A ready reference source on the practical aspects of vaccines and vaccinations.”
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Robert M. Jacobson, MD
Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
“The Vaccine Handbook is a wonderful, thorough collection of valuable information for all clinicians who vaccinate children. A must have reference book for every office.”
Paul A. Offit, MD
Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology and Professor of Pediatrics
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
“The Vaccine Handbook is designed to help the time-crunched clinician get the facts in a hurry. The well-organized layout, detailed index, and useful tables are 'just what the doctor ordered.'”
Sharon G. Humiston, MD, MPH
Professor of Pediatrics
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
“The Vaccine Handbook offers a wealth of practical information in an easy-to-use format. Instead of time-consuming Internet searches or lengthy calls, practitioners can find answers to their immunization questions and concerns in one place. The RedBook has now got a perfect mate—the PurpleBook!”
James H. Conway, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
“A compendium on everything a clinician could possible want to know about immunizing infants and children.”
PIDJ Newsletter
“This is a terrific guide to have for ready access in the office...”
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Stanford T. Shulman, MD
Pediatric Annals
“...Not only a handbook but a great reference book. A handy resource for medical students, residents and all providers.”
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Stanley A. Gall, MD
University of Louisville School of Medicine
“During my more than 20 years in the fi eld of immunization education, I have not seen another book that is so brimming with state-of-the-science information”
Deborah L. Wexler, MD, Executive Director
Immunization Action Coalition
“This book gives clinicians a well-organized and efficient one-stop source for information on immunizations and vaccine preventable diseases.”
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Kevin J. Downes and Margaret B. Rennels
Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
Book Details
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ISBN Number: 978-1-932610-99-4
Version: 5th edition, 2015
Length: 560 pages
Price: $29.95
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This page was reviewed on March 17, 2015
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