Common Vaccine Safe for Mother, Fetus

Finding should reassure women who get Tdap shot to help protect their infant against whooping cough Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Pregnancy, Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis Vaccines
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Despite recommendations from the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice and ACOG, tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination rates during pregnancy remain very low at about 10%. Vaccinating pregnant women confers passive immunity to infants against pertussis, who experience significantly higher mortality from whooping cough. We sought to highlight the importance of this recommendation by assessing the cost-effectiveness of the Tdap vaccine in pregnant women for preventing pertussis infection in infants.
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Timely vaccination can prevent three-quarters of cases in newborns Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Infections and Pregnancy, Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis Vaccines, Whooping Cough
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(Reuters Health) - Too many U.S. adults are not getting vaccinated, putting themselves and others at risk, immunization experts say. According to the latest available data, about 44 percent of adults over age 19 had a flu shot; 20 percent had a TDAP vaccine, which protects against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis; and 20 percent of 19-to-64-year-olds at risk of pneumonia had that vaccine (compared to 60 percent of those over 65). Just 27 percent of those over age 60 were vaccinated against herpes zoster, which cuts the risk of shingles in half, according to new guidelines from the Advisory Committee on Immunization P...
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It also offers short-term protection to vulnerable newborns, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Pregnancy, Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis Vaccines, Whooping Cough
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Tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine is recommended for all pregnant women in the U.S. as the key medical intervention to protect newborn infants from pertussis (whooping cough). However, the safety of giving the Tdap vaccine to pregnant women has not been fully determined. According to a new study the Tdap vaccine is safe for both mothers and infants.
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Conclusion There is mounting evidence to suggest that vaccinations and medications containing aluminum salts are harmful to brain development. We need to ask ourselves why a vaccination known to contain well above the recommended levels of aluminum has been passed as safe for use in pregnancy by the Brazilian Health Ministry. For more information on the dangers of aluminum, I recommend parents read the growing number of articles, studies and peer-reviewed papers that the Children’s Medical Safety Research Institute have listed on their website.   References: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7087284 www.cdc.gov/...
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The world is in a frenzy over the Zika virus. Researchers established a link between its rise in Brazil and cases of congenital microcephaly in babies of infected pregnant women, with infants born with smaller than expected heads and improper brain development. As of November last year, Brazil's northeastern state of Pernambuco recorded 646 babies born with microcephaly. On February 1, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the virus and its suspected link to birth defects an international public health emergency. Though we don't yet understand the exact relationship between Zika and microcephaly, there is clear cau...
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(NaturalNews) The official vaccination schedule issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises all pregnant women to get the Tdap vaccine for tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough), warning them that, if they don't, their children could get...
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The resurgence of pertussis, or whooping cough, in recent years has left doctors, researchers and public health officials scrambling to find ways to protect those most likely to die from the disease: infants under 2-3 months old who are too young to be vaccinated. The most promising strategy — giving mom a dose of the pertussis vaccine toward the end of her pregnancy — means getting a booster in every pregnancy. The booster, called Tdap, actually protects against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis.
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The resurgence of pertussis, or whooping cough, in recent years has left doctors, researchers and public health officials scrambling to find ways to protect those most likely to die from the disease: infants under 2-3 months old who are too young to be vaccinated. The most promising strategy — giving mom a dose of the pertussis vaccine toward the end of her pregnancy — means getting a booster in every pregnancy. The booster, called Tdap, actually protects against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis.
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