The 10th edition of The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, more commonly known as “The Purple Book,” is now available in an updated app that is free to download courtesy of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS). The Purple Book is authored by Gary Marshall and aims to keep vaccine providers up to date.

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