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The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, 11E "The Purple Book"

Gary S. Marshall, MD Gary S. Marshall, MD
Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases,
Norton Children's and University of Louisville School of Medicine

The "Purple Book" is an authoritative, user-friendly guide to almost everything related to immunization. Easy to navigate yet replete with up-to-date information, this handy resource contains practical advice and background on vaccine program infrastructure, standards and regulations, business aspects of vaccine practice, general recommendations, schedules, special circumstances, and how to address the concerns. Specific information about vaccine-preventable diseases, the rationale for vaccine use, and available products is included. The new edition is replete with useful information about COVID-19 vaccines as well as updates on other new vaccines and routine recommendations for 2022. The book is targeted to pediatricians, family practitioners, internists, obstetricians, residents, medical students, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. The Purple Book is one-stop shopping for everything you need to know in using vaccines to prevent disease and preserve health. 

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Published In: 2022
Length: 680 pages
ISBN: 978-1-943236-34-3
Price:$39.95 View Book Index
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“ 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

“  . . .This book belongs in the hands of every medical student, physician-in-training, doctor, nursing student, and nurse who provides vaccines to patients. . .(excerpt from Foreword) ”
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- 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

“ ...The Vaccine Handbook is a superb and highly recommended way for clinicians, as well as medical students, residents, and nurses, to make sure they have all the resources needed to keep up with the increasingly complex world of immunization. ”
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- Deborah L. Wexler, MD
Immunization Action Coalition