Vaccine Books

Books by Paul Offit, MD

Other books

  • Vaccines: What Everyone Needs to Know — Written by Kristen Feemster, MD, and published by Oxford University Press in 2017. This book offers information about vaccine science, history, policy and law among other topics. It is available from and
  • The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science and Fear — Written by Seth Mnookin and published in 2011 by Simon & Schuster. The book is available from both and
  • Expecting 411: Clear Answers & Smart Advice for Your Pregnancy — Co-authored by obstetrician and gynecologist, Michele Hakakha and pediatrician, Ari Brown and published by Windsor Peak Press in 2012. This book provides information about all aspects of pregnancy and childbirth. The book is available from
  • Complete Idiot’s Guide to Vaccinations — Co-authored by Michael J. Smith, MD and Laurie Bouck. This book explains how vaccines work, how they are tested and monitored, and which vaccines recommended at different ages. Also covered are various related topics such as the cycle of influenza epidemics, why there are sometimes shortages of vaccines, and which vaccines may be developed next. The book is available from
  • Unstrange Minds: Remapping the World of Autism — Written by Roy Richard Grinker, a professor of anthropology at George Washington University and the dad of a daughter who has autism. In his book, Grinker brings together these two worlds with touching stories about his daughter and a global view of autism. The book is available from both and
  • Do Vaccines Cause That?! A Guide for Evaluating Vaccine Safety Concerns — Written by Martin G. Myers, MD, and Diego Pineda and published in 2008. It is available from
  • Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, 13th Edition — Commonly known as "The Pink Book," the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guide contains the latest information and updates on immunizations. The book is available from the CDC’s website.
  • The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians — Written by Gary Marshall, MD. The eighth edition was published in 2019 by PCI Books and is meant to help providers navigate the world of vaccinology. The book is available from Professional Communications, Inc.
  • Yellow Book — An informational guide produced by the CDC that outlines medical information necessary for international travel. The book is available from the CDC's website.

Reviewed on April 24, 2024

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