Full text of Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases : The Pink Book: Course Textbook 12th ed. (April 2011) Atkinson W, Wolfe S, Hamborsky J eds. is published by the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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: age and interval table, discontinued vaccines, ingredients table, warning signs for vaccine storage, comforting restraints, site‑maps, skills‑checklist, vaccine administration guide, etc.
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