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The Vaccine Book

The Vaccine Book provides comprehensive information on the current and future world of vaccines. It reveals the scientific opportunities and potential impact of vaccines, including economic and ethical challenges, problems encountered when producing vaccines, how clinical vaccine trials are designed, and how to introduce vaccines into widespread use. Although vaccines are now available for many diseases, there are still challenges ahead for major diseases such as AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. The Vaccine Book is designed for students, researchers, public health officials, and all others interested in increasing their understanding of vaccines.

Audience
Biomedical researchers, health policy makers, advanced students, working scientists, pediatricians, and other vaccine users

Hardbound, 436 Pages

Published: November 2002

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-107258-2

Reviews

  • "This comprehensive book, consisting of 10 chapters written by leading experts in almost all facets of the vaccine research and development enterprise, should be a standard reference work for anyone from student to senior professional interested in the current challenges in and prospects for the science of vaccines." (Richard T. Mahoney, Bulletin of the World Health Organization, September 2004) "...This comprehensive book, consisting of 10 chapters written by leading experts in almost all facets of the vaccine research and development enterprise, should be a standard reference work for anyone from student to senior professional interested in the current challenges in and propsects for the science of vaccines." -BULLETIN OF THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (2004) "...provides a thorough review on a wide variety of topics regarding vaccines and immunization. ...recommended for academic health science libraries and corporate libraries interested in vaccine development. Individual researchers studying vaccines, students, and public health officials may also benefit from the information found in this book." -E-STREAMS (2003) "...a useful reference book. ...should appeal to a wide audience, including health economists and strategists, microbiologists and epidemiologists." -MICROBIOLOGY TODAY (2003)

Contents

  • Global Burden of Disease. Immunology. Trial Design for Vaccines. Ethics and Vaccines. Understanding Microbial Pathogenesis as a Basis for Vaccine Design. Disease States and Vaccines: Selected Cases. Economics of Vaccines: From Vaccine Candidate to Commercialized Product. Vaccine Safety: Real and Perceived Issues. Introduction to New Vaccines in the Healthcare System. Future Challenges for Vaccines and Immunizations.

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