Study Confirms Safety of Tdap Vaccine in Pregnancy, Finds No Microcephaly Risk Study Confirms Safety of Tdap Vaccine in Pregnancy, Finds No Microcephaly Risk

A new analysis supports current recommendations for routine administration of tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine during pregnancy and expands on what is currently known about the vaccine's safety in pregnant women, researchers say.Reuters Health Information
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Conditions:   Clostridium Difficile Immunisation;   Diphtheria;   Diphtheria Immunisation;   Pertussis;   Tetanus;   Tetanus Immunisation Interventions:   Biological: Tetanus and Diphtheria Toxoids Adsorbed;   Biological: Tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid and acellular pertussis vaccine adsorbed onto aluminum hydroxide Sponsor:   National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Not yet recruiting
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Author Affiliations open 1Infectious Diseases Division, icddr,b (International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh), Dhaka, Bangladesh 2Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden 3Maternal and Child Health Division, icddr,b, Dhaka, Bangladesh 4Department of Clinical Trial and Clinical Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan PDF Version (995 KB) Abstract About This Article Supplemental Material Background: Early-life arsenic exposure has been associated with reduced cell-mediated immunity, but little is known about its effects o...
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The article is part of the PLOS Currents Outbreaks “Vaccine Hesitancy Collection“. Introduction Respiratory infections like influenza and pertussis during pregnancy can pose serious risks to mother and infant.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 Pregnant women are at increased risk of complications from influenza, and infants are not recommended to receive an influenza vaccine until 6 months of age.9 For pertussis, infants under 2 months of age, prior to the recommended age for vaccination, have the highest rates of hospitalization and death.10 Antenatal vaccination against these diseases not only protects mothers, but studies ha...
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