The Sixth Edition of The Vaccine Handbook, by Gary S. Marshall, MD, was recently published and for the first time, a free mobile app has also been made available. More commonly referred to as “The Purple Book,” this comprehensive guide provides information related to each vaccine and the disease it prevents, vaccine recommendations, immunology, development and history, infrastructure, standards, implementation, special circumstances and vaccine safety concerns.

Print copies are available on the Immunization Action Coalition website for $34.95 plus shipping; bulk order discounts are available. The free mobile app is available in the in the Apple app store.

Materials in this section are updated as new information and vaccines become available. The Vaccine Education Center staff regularly reviews materials for accuracy.

You should not consider the information in this site to be specific, professional medical advice for your personal health or for your family's personal health. You should not use it to replace any relationship with a physician or other qualified healthcare professional. For medical concerns, including decisions about vaccinations, medications and other treatments, you should always consult your physician or, in serious cases, seek immediate assistance from emergency personnel.