Pink Book update
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, more commonly referred to as the Pink Book, every few years. The most recently published version was the 13th Edition, released in 2015. Now, the CDC released a 2017 supplement to update information that has changed since its release.
The 12-page supplement includes updates to information about the following vaccines:
The supplement, free to print or view online, includes references to placement of the information in the context of the original version, such as page number and paragraph placement.
The entire book can be printed in whole or part, referenced online or purchased for $40 per book. Bulk purchase discounts are available if 250 or more copies are ordered. The CDC also held webinars during 2016 that are also available free of charge.
Edward Jenner, oft considered the father of modern vaccinology, lived and worked in Gloucestershire, England. His home and property are now a museum where people can learn about Jenner’s seminal experiments. Dr. Jenner’s House, Museum and Garden is open for tours, school groups and events. The museum has been open to visitors since 1985. The team is now working on a large charity appeals project, called “The Jennerosity Appeal,” to restore and update several aspects of the museum. You can also register for their newsletter and learn more about the life of Edward Jenner on the museum’s website.