Using the North Dakota IIS to Assess the Response of Health Care Providers to the ACIP Recommendation for Tdap Vaccination During Pregnancy

Conclusions: North Dakota health care providers have responded positively to the recommendation of the ACIP to administer a dose of Tdap vaccine to women during each pregnancy and have increased their administration of the vaccine to their patients.
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

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Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Men's Health Vaccines Women's Health Source Type: blogs
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Source: Am J Epidemiol - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Tags: Am J Epidemiol Source Type: research
ConclusionFindings of our study show the need to develop and implement policies and programs to achieve complete immunization during the first year of life. Some strategies would include an increase in the primary health care services networks, improving their quality and access, the dissemination of scientific-based evidence about the benefits of vaccination, through communication campaigns and guidance provided by health professionals, especially those responsible for prenatal care.
Source: Archives of Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Abstract Infants are at increased risk for pertussis-associated morbidity and mortality, and pregnant women and their infants are more likely than other patient populations to experience severe influenza-related illness (1,2). The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends that all women receive the tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine during each pregnancy, preferably during the early part of gestational weeks 27-36 (3). ACIP also recommends that women who are or might be pregnant during the influenza season receive the inactivated influenza vaccine...
Source: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkl... - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Tags: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Among a population of active duty women in the U.S. military who received the Tdap vaccine during pregnancy, we detected no increased risks for adverse maternal, fetal, or infant outcomes. Our findings corroborate existing literature on the safety of exposure to the Tdap vaccine in pregnancy. PMID: 31952872 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Vaccine - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Vaccine Source Type: research
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Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Parenting Pregnancy Vaccines Women's Health Source Type: blogs
Despite recommendations from the CDC, Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice and ACOG, tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination rates during pregnancy remain inadequate at 54.4% in 2017-2018. Vaccinating pregnant women confers passive immunity to infants, who experience significantly higher mortality from pertussis. However, women have commonly been vaccinated previously. We sought to examine this recommendation by assessing the cost-effectiveness of the Tdap vaccine in pregnant women for preventing pertussis infection in infants.
Source: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Poster Session V Source Type: research
The primary aim was to determine the seroprevalence of anti-pertussis toxin antibodies (anti-PT IgG) among Thai pregnant women. The secondary aims were to evaluate antibodies response after tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination between seronegative and seropositive mothers and to compare the different antibody titers at delivery among seropositive mothers who received Tdap to those who received tetanus-diphtheria vaccine (Td).
Source: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Poster Session V Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Analysis assumes a policy context where immunization of pregnant women is recommended. Findings suggest that alternate adolescent Tdap vaccine strategies - either immunization of 10 year olds, or removal of the adolescent vaccine - are more cost-effective than the current practice of immunizing 14 year olds. PMID: 31889607 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Vaccine - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Vaccine Source Type: research
Abstract Obstetricians' knowledge and perception of evidence-based recommendations may influence the uptake of antenatal tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap) and influenza vaccination. Our survey aimed to assess the knowledge, perception and practices of local obstetricians regarding delivery of antenatal Tdap and influenza vaccines, and perceived barriers to maternal immunisation. There was generally adequate knowledge that Tdap and influenza vaccination in pregnancy was safe, effective and beneficial. However, knowledge regarding recommendations in local guidelines was poorer for Tdap compared to influenza v...
Source: Singapore Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Singapore Med J Source Type: research
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