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New Book Highlight: Pediatric Vaccines – A Clinical Decision Support Chart

We’ve recently added to our collection the ebook Pediatric Vaccines: A Clinical Decision Support Chart from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

This handy visual aid guides clinicians in deeper discussions with patients and parents about childhood and adolescent vaccines, the diseases they help to prevent, and how parents are doing the best for their children by vaccinating fully and on time.

The patient-facing pages are designed for health care professionals to use as a visual aid while addressing patients’ and parents’ questions about vaccines. Infographics and clinical images from American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) visual libraries help to illustrate why vaccines remain important in an era when many of these diseases are not encountered by the general public— thanks, widely, to the introduction of vaccines and consequent herd immunity. The information helps patients understand the importance of vaccines, the rationale for the current schedule, and why they are receiving a strong recommendation from their health care professionals.

The health care professional facing pages supply additional information for health care professionals about the etiology and nature of the diseases and current recommendations for vaccine schedules.

You can access the book online.

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