Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

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

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Due to a countrywide paper shortage, printed copies of Epidemiology and Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, 14th Edition (“The Pink Book”) will be in stock through the Public Health Foundation in October 2021.

About the Pink Book

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.

Page last reviewed: August 18, 2021