The Vaccine Handbook

The Vaccine Handbook

by Gary S. Marshall
     
 

ISBN-10: 0781735696

ISBN-13: 9780781735698

Pub. Date: 09/01/2003

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Health

The Vaccine Handbook has a simple purpose- to draw together authoritative information about vaccines into a simple and concise resource that can be used in the office, clinic, and hospital. Not an encyclopedia or scientific textbook, The Vaccine Handbook gives practical advice and provides enough background for the practitioner to understand the

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The Vaccine Handbook has a simple purpose- to draw together authoritative information about vaccines into a simple and concise resource that can be used in the office, clinic, and hospital. Not an encyclopedia or scientific textbook, The Vaccine Handbook gives practical advice and provides enough background for the practitioner to understand the recommendations and explain them to his or her patients.

For each vaccine, the authors discuss the disease and its epidemiology, the vaccine’s efficacy and safety, and the practical questions most frequently asked about the vaccine’s use. The authors also discuss problems such as allergies, breastfeeding, dosing intervals and missed vaccines, and immunocompromised individuals.

This handbook is also available electronically for handheld computers. See Media listing for details.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780781735698
Publisher:
Wolters Kluwer Health
Publication date:
09/01/2003
Series:
Lippincott Williams and Wilkins Handbook Series
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
0.88(w) x 8.00(h) x 5.00(d)

Table of Contents

Contributing Authors
Preface
Acknowledgments
1General Considerations1
2Standards and Regulations28
3The Immunization Encounter45
4The Business of Vaccines in Practice59
5Universal Vaccines for Children and Adolescents71
6Combination Vaccines112
7Vaccines for Adults and Selected Children124
8Vaccines for Specialized Use138
9Bioterrorism191
10Vaccines in Development for General Use222
11Passive Immunization269
12Vaccination in Special Circumstances309
13Vaccine Regulation, Policy, and Safety329
14Sources of Information about Vaccines349
Suggested Readings367
Abbreviations401
Index405

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