An Outstanding CDC Book on Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Available Free Online

From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  (CDC) comes the outstanding Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases The Pink Book: Course Textbook, 12th Edition Second Printing (May 2012) is available online (free) and in book format that can be ordered for $35. This book is simply an outstanding resource and every clinician should at least visit the web page to become familiar with all of the resources available in the book (again–online + free)

The clinician can view and print all of the chapters and appendices from the web page.

A description of the book from above web page:

“The Pink Book provides physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, and others with the most comprehensive information on vaccine-preventable diseases.

“Typical chapters include a description of the disease, pathogenesis, clinical features, laboratory diagnosis, medical management, epidemiology, risk factors, trends in the United States, vaccine details, vaccination schedule and use, contraindications and precautions to vaccination, adverse reactions following vaccination, vaccine storage and handling, and reference or publications.

“The appendices are a wealth of reference materials including: minimum age and interval table, current and discontinued vaccines, ingredients tables, vaccine administration guide, etc.”


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