The 7th edition of the most comprehensive text on vaccines was recently released. Plotkin’s Vaccines is co-edited by Stanley A. Plotkin, Walter A. Orenstein, Paul A. Offit, and a new editor for this edition, Kathyrn M. Edwards. The approximately 1,700-page book includes comprehensive chapters about general aspects of vaccination, each licensed vaccine and vaccines in development, new technologies, vaccination of special groups, and public health and regulatory issues. This edition also includes a foreward by Bill Gates, an appendix of reliable websites and mobile apps, and a code to access a free eBook version of this authoritative guide.

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