Most pregnant women aren't getting flu and whooping cough shots, CDC warns
Most pregnant women in the United States don't get flu and whooping cough vaccines even though the shots are safe and recommended as part of routine prenatal care, a report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.
Only one-third of pregnant women get flu and Tdap shots, despite the fact they vaccines lower the risks that they and their babies will be hospitalized for the infections, worrying CDC data revel.
About two-thirds of pregnant women in the United States don't get vaccinated against both flu and whooping cough, putting them and their newborns at risk, a new report from the CDC says.
Millions do not, and they may be endangering their babies as well as themselves. Only 35 percent of pregnant women get both vaccines; about half get one.
(CNN) — Most pregnant women in the United States don’t get flu and whooping cough vaccines even though the shots are safe and recommended as part of routine prenatal care, a report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. The report said the low rates of vaccination during pregnancy could put moms-to-be and newborns at greater risk of infection, hospitalization and death. The two vaccinations pass on antibodies to the fetus that provide protection after birth, when babies are too young to be vaccinated. It added that pregnant women have more than double the risk of hospitalization if...
TUESDAY, Oct. 8, 2019 -- About two-thirds of pregnant women in the United States don't get vaccinated against both flu and whooping cough, putting them and their newborns at risk, a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
Christina Hildebrand went down a rabbit hole and emerged at the statehouse in Sacramento. That’s how she describes it–going down a rabbit hole–and in her case it happened 14 years ago, when she was pregnant with her first child. In a world filled with chemicals and toxins, processed foods and GMOs, she decided her baby would be brought up as naturally and chemical-free as possible. It was when she was researching how best to achieve that goal that she bumped into vaccines. That was a bad time to begin thinking about such things. The fraudulent 1998 paper by British physician Andrew Wakefield ostensibly li...
A baby in Orange County, California, has died of whooping cough - the first such death in the county in more than a decade. No details were released about the baby's age or sex.
Conclusion: Tdap administration to Korean subjects ≥ 10 years, including pregnant women, for the prevention of diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis was shown to have a well-tolerated safety profile. Trial Registration: ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01929291. PMID: 30940999 [PubMed - in process]
Background: Whooping cough continues being a major cause of morbidity and mortality in infants younger than 1 year old. In 2012 Argentina introduced Tdap in pregnancy to prevent infant mortality. The aim was to describe the clinical and epidemiological profile of Bordetella pertussis comparing pre and post Tdap vaccine periods.
Doctors want to remind moms to get certain vaccines while pregnant. Whooping cough in particular can be deadly for newborns, but only about 50 percent of pregnant women get the vaccine. (Image credit: Nicole Xu for NPR)