Continuing Education & Resources


Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases The Pink Book: Course Textbook

The 13th Edition Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, a.k.a. the “Pink Book,” provides physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, and others with the most comprehensive information on routinely used vaccines and the diseases they prevent.

Six appendices contain a wealth of reference materials including: vaccine minimum ages and intervals, current and discontinued vaccines, vaccine contents, foreign vaccine terms, and more.

Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases: The Pink Book

Pink Book Webinar Series

This online series of 15 webinars provides an overview of the principles of vaccination, general recommendations, immunization strategies for providers, and specific information about vaccine-preventable diseases and the vaccines that prevent them. Each one-hour webinar explores a chapter from the 13th edition of “Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases,” also known widely as “The Pink Book.”

Stay tuned for the 2019 Series

Current Issues in Immunization NetConference (CIINC)

Immunization NetConferences are live, 1-hour presentations combining an online visual presentation with simultaneous audio via telephone conference call and a live question and answer session. Internet access and a separate phone line are needed to participate. On-demand replays and presentations will be available shortly after each event.

These presentations, collectively titled “Current Issues in Immunization,” are scheduled 4 to 5 times per year. Specific topic(s) will be announced prior to each occurrence.

Each presentation is designed to provide clinicians with the most up-to-date information on immunization. And, are presented by the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.

Immunization NetConferences

You Call the Shots- Web-based Training Course

You Call the Shots is an interactive, web-based immunization training course. It consists of a series of modules that discuss vaccine-preventable diseases and explain the latest recommendations for vaccine use. Each module provides learning opportunities, self-test practice questions, reference and resource materials, and an extensive glossary.

You Call the Shots


Vaxopedia was created in late 2016 to help parents get educated about vaccines. The founder, Vincent Iannelli, M.D., is a board certified pediatrician and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is the author of The Everything Father’s First Year Book. Dr. Iannelli is a member of the AAP Section on Administration & Practice Management, is on the AAP Council on Communications and Media, and is a member of the Texas Pediatric Society, the Texas Medical Association, and Dallas County Medical Society.

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The author of the Skeptical Raptor blog has over 30 years experience in endocrinology and cardiology. As a part of that background, they had extensive education in immunology, microbiology, cell biology, biochemistry, and evolutionary biology. Most of the background is research and development in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry. 

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