The new (7th) edition of The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians by Gary Marshall has just been released. Also known as “The Purple Book,” this resource is a vital source of practical, up-to-date information for vaccine providers and educators. A section of the publisher’s description is reprinted below.
Easy to navigate yet replete with up-to-date information, the “Purple Book” 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 of parents and patients. Specific information about vaccine-preventable diseases, the rationale for vaccine use, and available products is included. The book is targeted to pediatricians, family practitioners, internists, obstetricians, residents, medical students nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.
Access information about ordering the paperbook version of the 7th edition of The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians ($39.95).
The Vaccine Handbook App for Apple iPhones and iPads is available courtesy of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. Click here to visit the The Vaccine Handbook App page in the iTunes store.
About the Author:
Gary S. 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.