Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

The Pink Book: Course Textbook – 14th Edition (2021)

The Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, a.k.a. the “Pink Book,” provides physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals with the most comprehensive information on routinely used vaccines and the diseases they prevent. The 14th edition of the Pink Book includes:

  • General immunization recommendations
  • Vaccine safety, storage and handling, and administration information
  • Detailed information about vaccine-preventable diseases, including disease pathogenesis, clinical features, epidemiology, and secular trends in the U.S.
  • Detailed information about vaccines, including vaccine characteristics, schedule and use, efficacy, safety, and contraindications and precautions

Four appendices provide reference materials, including: vaccine minimum age and intervals, vaccine excipients, catch-up schedules, and more.

image of book cover as discussed in On the Cover section; Epidemiology and prevention of vaccine-preventable diseases 14th edition, CDC



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