This book is a comprehensive resource on vaccines and immunizations for primary care physicians, advanced practice providers, and trainees. We are now seeing a rise in measles and the potential for rises in other previously rare infectious diseases, significantly due to public and physician misconceptions and misinformation about vaccines. The text addresses this issue by consolidating historical and current advances in vaccine science from how vaccines are developed to CDC recommendations on how and when to administer them. Expert authors also address barriers to improving vaccination rates in the U.S. and offer evidence-based recommendations on overcoming those barriers. This is an essential guide for primary care physicians, family physicians, pediatricians, internists, residents, medical students, mid-level providers, and learners for understanding vaccines and improving preventative care for their patients.
Pamela Rockwell, DO Department of Family Medicine University of Michigan Medical School Ann Arbor, MI, USA
History of Infectious Disease and Vaccines in Society.- Vaccine Science and Immunology.- Immunization Recommendations and Guidelines: From Development to CDC Recommendations.- Vaccine Preventable Diseases and the Vaccines that Prevent Them.- Vaccine Adverse Effects: Myths and Realities.- Barriers to Improved Immunization Rates and Ways to Overcome Them.- Models of Health Behavior and Systems and Overcoming Barriers to Improved Immunization Rates.- Sources and Resources in Determining Immunization Status of Your Patients.