ISBN-10: 1455700908

ISBN-13: 9781455700905

Edition: 6th 2012

Authors: Stanley A. Plotkin, Walter A. Orenstein, Paul A. Offit

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This classic resource examines every aspect of vaccination - from development to use in reducing disease. In addition to in-depth chapters on individual vaccines, the book also covers many general topics such as immunology, public health and legal issues.
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List price: $242.00
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: W. B. Saunders Company
Publication date: 10/12/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1570
Size: 9.50" wide x 12.00" long x 3.00" tall
Weight: 11.088
Language: English

Paul A. Offit, M.D. is the chief of Infectious Diseases and the director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia as well as the Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology and professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He has received numerous awards, including the J. Edmund Bradley Prize for Excellence in Pediatrics from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the Young Investigator Award in Vaccine Development from the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and a Research Career Development Award from the National Institutes of Health. An international expert on rotavirus-specific immune responses, Dr. Offit is the coinventor of the rotavirus vaccine RotaTeq, for which he received the Jonas Salk Award from the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, the Gold Medal from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and the Stanley A. Plotkin Award in Vaccinology from the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. He will donate all royalties from sales of this book to autism research.

Preface to the first edition
Preface to the sixth edition
Preface by Editor in Chief
List of Contributors
General aspects of vaccination
A short history of vaccination
Vaccine immunology
The vaccine industry
Vaccine manufacturing
Evolution of adjuvants across the centuries
Vaccine additives and manufacturing residuals in the United States: licensed vaccines
Passive immunization
General immunization practices
Licensed vaccines
Adenovirus vaccines
Anthrax vaccines
Cholera vaccines
Diphtheria toxoid
Haemophilus influenzae vaccines
Hepatitis A vaccines
Hepatitis B vaccines
Human papillomavirus vaccines
Inactivated influenza vaccines
Influenza vaccine-live
Japanese encephalitis vaccines
Measles vaccines
Meningococcal vaccines
Mumps vaccine
Pertussis vaccines
Plague vaccines
Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine and pneumococcal common protein vaccines
Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccines
Poliovirus vaccine-inactivated
Poliovirus vaccine-live
Rabies vaccines
Rotavirus vaccines
Rubella vaccine
Smallpox and vaccinia
Tetanus toxoid
Tick-borne encephalitis virus vaccines
Tuberculosis vaccines
Typhoid fever vaccines
Varicella vaccine
Yellow fever vaccine
Zoster vaccine
Combination vaccines
Vaccines in development and new vaccine strategies
Biodefense and special pathogen vaccines
Therapeutic cancer vaccines
Cytomegalovirus vaccines
Dengue vaccines
Diarrhea caused by bacteria
Ebola vaccine
Epstein-Barr virus vaccines
Hepatitis C vaccines
Hepatitis E vaccines
Herpes simplex virus vaccines
Human immunodeficiency virus vaccines
Lyme disease vaccines
Malaria vaccines
Noninfectious disease vaccines
Respiratory syncytial virus and parainfluenza virus vaccines
Parasitic disease vaccines
Staphylococcus aureus vaccines
Streptococcus group A vaccines
Streptococcus group B vaccines
Technologies for making new vaccines
Alternative vaccine delivery methods
The development of gene-based vectors for immunization
Vaccination of special groups
Vaccination of immunocompromised hosts
Vaccination of human immunodeficiency virus-infected persons
Vaccines for international travel
Vaccines for health care personnel
Public health and regulatory issues
Immunization in the United States
Immunization in Europe
Immunization in the Asia-Pacific region
Immunization in developing countries
Community immunity
Economic analyses of vaccine policies
Regulation and testing of vaccines
Regulation of vaccines in Europe
Regulation of vaccines in developing countries
Vaccine safety
Legal issues
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