Red Book: 2024-2027 Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases

Red Book: 2024-2027 Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases
33rd Ed.
© 2024 by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Committee on Infectious Diseases, American Academy of Pediatrics
David W. Kimberlin, MD, FAAP
ISBN-13: 978-1-61002-734-2
eISBN-13: 978-1-61002-735-9
Pediatrics, Evidence Based Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Public Health


For more than 85 years, health care professionals have “referred to the Red Book” for trustworthy guidance on pediatric infectious disease prevention, management, and control.

The new 33rd edition continues this tradition of distinction with the latest clinical guidance on the manifestations, etiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of more than 200 childhood infectious diseases.

Find the latest information about vaccines, emerging novel diseases, diagnostic modalities, and treatment recommendations from the combined expertise of the CDC, the FDA, the NIH, and hundreds of physician contributors.

Red Book guidance spans far beyond the pediatric practice to include family medicine, emergency medicine, public health, school health, and other medical specialties.

New in the 2024 Red Book

  • • All chapters were assessed for relevance in the dynamic environment that is the practice of pediatric medicine today, and every chapter has been modified since the last edition.
  • • Significantly revised Discussing Vaccines With Patients and Parents chapter
  • • Two new chapters on COVID-19 and Mpox have been added
  • • Greatly expanded tables, figures and algorithms enable quick access to essential information
  • • The System-Based Treatment Table has been reordered so that the grouped recommendations by body system are more easily and quickly accessed.
  • • Standardized approaches to disease prevention through immunizations, antimicrobial prophylaxis, and infection-control practices have been updated throughout the Red Book.
  • • Reference to evidence-based policy recommendations have been updated throughout the Red Book.
  • • Appropriate chapters throughout the Red Book have been updated to be consistent with 2024 AAP and CDC vaccine recommendations, CDC recommendations for immunization of health care personnel, and drug recommendations from 2024 Nelson’s Pediatric Antimicrobial Therapy.
  • • The Breastfeeding and Human Milk chapter was updated to align with information in the 2022 AAP policy statement on breastfeeding.
  • • The listing of Codes for Commonly Administered Pediatric Vaccines, Toxoids, and Immune Globulins has been expanded.

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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"This is the 32nd edition of the Red Book, which is the Report of the Committee on Infectious Disease of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The information provided is the most current and includes COVID-19 infection/disease. This reference is a classic and is a highly recommended source on pediatric infectious diseases for pediatric providers at all levels of training. I would suggest a copy be available in the office, clinic, and hospital areas that treat pediatric patients."

-- Joseph Hageman, MD (Comer Children's Hospital) Doody's Review - previous edition

"I always have a copy of the latest Red Book in my office and it is the go-to staple for anyone seeing pediatric patients. This edition is no exception. There is just no other comparable resource available on pediatric infectious diseases."

-- Maria Alkureishi, MD (University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine) Doody's Review - previous edition

"The Red Book is an essential reference for pediatric practice. The 30th edition provides timely updates on infectious diseases in an accessible and engaging format for busy clinicians. The online version keeps the full content readily available from anywhere. This is an unparalleled resource in both content and authority for pediatric infectious diseases knowledge, from diagnosis to management and prevention."

-- Kari Simonsen, MD (University of Nebraska Medical Center) Doody's Review - previous edition

"Considered by many the quintessential resource and reference for clinical practice."

-- Emerging Infectious Diseases - previous edition


The audience is pediatric providers at all levels of training and experience. The book meets the needs of the intended audience. The authors are credible and recognized experts in pediatric infectious disease based on their credentials and publications.

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