Pamela G. Rockwell, D.O., associate professor, edited a new Springer book entitled “Vaccine Science and Immunization Guideline: A Practical Guide for Primary Care."
This book is a comprehensive resource on vaccines and immunizations for primary care physicians, advanced practice providers and trainees. The recent rise in measles is due to public and physician misconceptions and misinformation about vaccines. The rise of other previously rare infections diseases is also a likely possibility. The text of these new book addresses these issues by consolidating historical and current advances in vaccine science from how vaccines are developed to CDC recommendations on how and when to administer them.
- Offers primary care physicians a complete resource on vaccines and immunizations
- Includes the history and science behind vaccines alongside clinical recommendations for everyday practice
- Addresses common misconceptions and misinformation about vaccines and offers suggestions on how to work with patients to improve vaccination rates
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.
The book can be viewed online at Springer.
Dr. Rockwell is a vaccine expert and serves as the American Academy of Family Physicians’ liaison to the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunizations Practices.