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DTaP/Tdap/Td VACCINE

Tdap vaccination in pregnant women is important for reducing pertussis transmission to infants.  Forsyth K, et al.  Strategies to Decrease Pertussis Transmission to Infants.  Pediatrics 2015.  abstract | article

Protecting newborns from pertussis requires improvement in immunization rates. Urwyler P, Henninger U.  Protecting newborns from pertussis - the challenge of complet cocooning.  BMC Infect Dis 2014.  abstract | article

Study supports current recommendations to administer intramuscular DTaP vaccines in the thigh (not arm) of children younger than 3 years.  Jackson LA et al.  Pediatrics 2013.  link to abstract

ACIP updates recommendations to include Tdap for all adults 65 years and older. (MMWR 6-29-12) [link]

CDCís Vaccine Information Statement:  Td (2/24/15) | Tdap (2/24/15

ACIP updates use of Tdap in Pregnant Women and those with close contact with children younger than a year.  (MMWR 10-21-11) [link]

Updated Recommendations for the Use of Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Accellular Pertussis (Tdap) Vaccine from the ACIP, 2010 [link] MMWR 2011;60(01):13. (1-14-11)

DTaP - CDCís Vaccine Information Statement, dated May 17, 2007 (http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/downloads/vis-dtap.pdf)

 

Older Information

Boostrix, a booster DT acellular pertussis vaccine, has been approved for 10-18 year olds.  This is the first licensed acellular pertussis-containing vaccine indicated for adolescents. 

 

 

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