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Tdap Vaccination Coverage During Pregnancy — Selected Sites, United States, 2006–2015
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - October 19, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Vaccination Coverage for Selected Vaccines, Exemption Rates, and Provisional Enrollment Among Children in Kindergarten - United States, 2016-17 School Year
Median vaccination coverage was 94.0% for 2 doses of MMR vaccine; 94.5% for the state-required number of doses of DTAP vaccine; and 93.8% for 2 doses of varicella vaccine. The median exemption level remained low (2.0%) but exemption rates varied by state. The median proportion of kindergartners under a grace period or provisional enrollment was 2.0%, the same as in 2015-16. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tdap Vaccine During Pregnancy Reduces Newborn Pertussis
A CDC study estimated that vaccinating pregnant women with the tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis vaccine during their third trimester was nearly 78 percent effective in preventing pertussis in their infants younger than 2 months. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 10, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Tdap Given in Pregnancy Protects Infants From Pertussis
Multivariable vaccine effectiveness estimate 77.7 percent for Tdap administered during third trimester (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 2, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Whooping cough shot effective, but many pregnant women skip it: CDC
Tdap vaccination during pregnancy prevents whooping cough in three-quarters of babies -- but only about half of mothers-to-be get the shot, a new study reveals. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Shot Works, but Many Moms-to-Be Skip It: CDC
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 (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Shot Works, But Many Moms-to-Be Skip It: CDC
THURSDAY, Sept. 28, 2017 -- Tdap vaccination during pregnancy prevents whooping cough in about three-quarters of newborns -- but only about half of mothers-to-be get the shot, a new U.S. study reveals. Researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 28, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

CDC: Teen Vax Rates Rise, But HPV Coverage Still Lagging
(MedPage Today) -- Much higher coverage for Tdap, MenACWY vs HPV vaccine (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - August 24, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Immunization Resources in Multiple Languages
From the NLM Outreach and Special Populations Branch: August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and public health professionals often need resources to educate individuals who may have limited English proficiency about the importance of receiving vaccinations for themselves and their children. Check MedlinePlus for resources on immunizations and childhood immunizations in both English and Spanish. Also check HealthReach for patient handouts in multiple languages about vaccinations, including: Vaccine Information Statements on specific vaccines, like the chickenpox vaccine (24 languages), diphtheria, tetan...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 22, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Education Health Professionals Outreach Source Type: news

Quadracel Approved: Take the PI Test
Find out what you know about on- and off-label use of the newest DTaP/IPV combination vaccine based on this short scenario. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - August 11, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Terry Brenneman, MD Tags: Special Report Vaccines Source Type: news

Hexavalent 6-in-1 vaccine to be made available to newborn babies
All babies born on or after 1 August 2017 will be offered protection against hepatitis B as part of our universal childhood immunisation programme, Public Health England has announced. This is in addition to continued protection against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Hib. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 2, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Quadracel (Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed and Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - July 3, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Only a fifth of birth defect cases are explained
Causes of major birth defects remain mystery Related items fromOnMedica Tdap vaccination in pregnancy not linked to birth defects Oral contraceptive use not linked to major birth defects Antidepressants in pregnancy linked to heightened risk of birth defects Epilepsy drug linked to 4,000 birth defects in France Maternal gestational diabetes increases risk of autism (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 31, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The ‘Stealth Move’ That Improved Michigan's Vaccine Rates
Just three years ago, Michigan had the fourth-highest rate of unvaccinated kindergartners in the nation. But when a charter school in northwestern Traverse City reported nearly two dozen cases of whooping cough and several cases of measles that November, state officials were jolted to action. Without much fanfare — or time for opponents to respond — they abandoned the state’s relatively loose rules for getting an exemption and issued a regulation requiring families to consult personally with local public health departments before obtaining an immunization waiver. The new rule sidestepped potential ideolog...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The ‘Stealth Move’ That Improved Michigan's Vaccine Rates
Just three years ago, Michigan had the fourth-highest rate of unvaccinated kindergartners in the nation. But when a charter school in northwestern Traverse City reported nearly two dozen cases of whooping cough and several cases of measles that November, state officials were jolted to action. Without much fanfare — or time for opponents to respond — they abandoned the state’s relatively loose rules for getting an exemption and issued a regulation requiring families to consult personally with local public health departments before obtaining an immunization waiver. The new rule sidestepped potential ideolog...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 12, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Pregnant Mothers Need Whooping Cough Vaccine
The Tdap vaccine is highly effective in protecting newborns against pertussis in the first two months of life, but less than half of women get it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Whooping Cough Pregnancy and Childbirth Vaccination and Immunization Source Type: news

Maternal pertussis vaccine reduces risk in newborns
A new study from Kaiser Permanente shows receiving the Tdap pertussis booster vaccine during pregnancy reduces risk of pertussis in infants by 90 percent. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maternal pertussis vaccination reduces risk for newborns by more than 90 percent
Among infants of women who received the Tdap pertussis booster vaccine during pregnancy, the risk of contracting pertussis was reduced by an estimated 91 percent during the first two months of life -- the critical period before they can receive their first childhood acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccination. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 3, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Maternal pertussis vaccination reduces risk for newborns by more than 90 percent
(Kaiser Permanente) Among infants of women who received the Tdap pertussis booster vaccine during pregnancy, the risk of contracting pertussis was reduced by an estimated 91 percent during the first two months of life -- the critical period before they can receive their first childhood acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccination. The findings from the Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center were reported today in the journal Pediatrics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 3, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tdap Vaccination During Pregnancy Protects Infants from Pertussis (FREE)
By the Editors Receipt of the tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine during pregnancy is associated with reduced risk for pertussis … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - April 3, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Advocating for Childcare Employee Tdap Vaccination Advocating for Childcare Employee Tdap Vaccination
Vaccines play a vital role in combatting the spread of pertussis. Should Tdap vaccine boosters be required for childcare providers?Journal of Pediatric Health Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

When to Give Tdap During Pregnancy
The optimal window for administering the Tdap vaccine during pregnancy is later rather than earlier in the third trimester. How much later? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - February 16, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Terry Brenneman, MD Tags: Vaccines Source Type: news

Adacel (Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - February 14, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Tdap and Influenza Vaccine Coverage Among Pregnant Women Tdap and Influenza Vaccine Coverage Among Pregnant Women
This study examined the demographic variability of Tdap and influenza vaccination coverage among pregnant women in Minnesota. How did coverage differ among groups?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Why Skipping Vaccines Is A Public, Not Personal, Health Choice
(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...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 8, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

New Child Vaccine Schedule Alters Tdap Timing, Cuts HPV Doses New Child Vaccine Schedule Alters Tdap Timing, Cuts HPV Doses
The updated recommendations clarify timing for Tdap vaccination of pregnant teens, warn against LAIV use, and narrow the window for hepatitis B vaccines to within 24 hours of birth.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 6, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Alert Source Type: news

Vaccine fraud – The undeniable truth exposed
(Natural News) In 2015, 91.5 percent of all children in the United States between the ages of 19 and 35 months received the MMR vaccine, while 84.2 percent were immunized for diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis. Meanwhile, many natural health experts continue to sound the alarm on the dangers of vaccines and their toxic additives –... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Quadracel Approved: Take the PI Test
Find out what you know about on- and off-label use of the newest DTaP/IPV combination vaccine based on this short scenario. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - January 20, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Terry Brenneman, MD Tags: Vaccines Source Type: news

Government document confirms vaccine link to microcephaly
(NaturalNews) The adverse event-deniers who insist that vaccines are 100 percent safe and never cause any problems in children clearly missed a little-known 1991 study published by the United States Government. This paper reveals a clear link between the popular Tdap vaccine for tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough), and microcephaly, a neurological birth defect... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coverage with Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine and Influenza Vaccine Among Pregnant Women — Minnesota, March 2013–December 2014
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - January 19, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Antidepressants in pregnancy linked to heightened risk of birth defects
Researchers urge caution on use of antidepressants in pregnancy Related items fromOnMedica Postnatal depression Tdap vaccination in pregnancy not linked to birth defects Some SSRIs might be linked to raised risk of birth defects No impact of antidepressants taken during pregnancy on child ’s development Speech problems linked to in utero SSRI exposure (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 18, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

From strep throat to RSV: Winter health cheat sheet
According to this study published in Pediatrics, vapor rub can be effective in decreasing nighttime cough. Please note that some children may experience skin irritation. Vapor rub is not recommended for children under the age of 2. Keep the nasal passages as clear of excess mucous as you can. Elevate the head when sleeping to help support comfortable breathing. Keep a close eye on your child’s breathing. Notify your pediatric health care providers of any changes in your child’s condition. You should notify your pediatrician or call 911 immediately if your child displays signs of respiratory distress such as:&n...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 12, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Meaghan O'Keeffe Tags: Health & Wellness Parenting Croup RSV strep throat whooping cough Source Type: news

Daptacel (Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - December 6, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

DTP (Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed USP) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - December 6, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Immunological Effects of Selected Childhood Immunisations Immunological Effects of Selected Childhood Immunisations
Do routine childhood vaccines such as BCG, Tdap, or MMR have effects on the immune system beyond the expected immunological response to the targeted antigen?The BMJ (formerly known as the British Medical Journal) (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - November 11, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

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 (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - November 2, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Tdap During Pregnancy Not Associated with Microcephaly (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM Immunization with the tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine during pregnancy is not associated with increased risk for structural birth defects, including microcephaly, according to a … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - November 1, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Tdap vaccination in pregnancy not linked to birth defects
Research supports safety of routinely offering pregnant women Tdap vaccination Related items fromOnMedica Improve uptake of MMR jab to meet WHO target New guidelines on epilepsy in pregnancy Pregnant women set to continue to receive pertussis vaccination SSRIs raise risk of rare neonatal hypertension Warning over growing opioid prescribing in pregnant women (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 1, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Common Vaccine Safe for Mother, Fetus
Finding should reassure women who get Tdap shot to help protect their infant against whooping cough (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common Tdap vaccine safe for pregnant women
Dennis Thompson, HealthDay News The tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, or Tdap, vaccine is safe for pregnant women who hope to pass their immunity on to their newborns, a new study shows. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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 (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tdap Vaccine Safe for Mother, Fetus
TUESDAY, Nov. 1, 2016 -- The Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) vaccine is safe for pregnant women who hope to pass their immunity on to their newborns, a new study shows. The vaccine does not appear to cause birth defects or any other major... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 1, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Pitt-developed program improves adult immunization rates at primary care offices
(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) A University of Pittsburgh-developed program successfully boosts vaccination rates in adult patients seen at primary care offices, two recent studies demonstrated. Physician offices participating in the 4 Pillars Practice Transformation Program had nearly three times the increase in patients getting the Tdap vaccine for protection against pertussis (whooping cough) compared to non-participating offices. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 28, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Election & Healthcare Reform, Third-Trimester Tdap Vaccination, Michigan IM Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors NEJM Group offers so many valuable resources for practicing clinicians. Here's what we chose for you today:NEJM Audio … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - October 5, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

The Number Of Parents Who Refuse To Vaccinate Is On The Rise
A decade ago, the first vaccine against human papilloma virus was administered in Australia to help prevent several deadly cancers, including cervical, anal and throat and tongue cancer. Since then, the HPV vaccine has been introduced in 130 countries, and the number of new cervical cancer cases has been cut in half worldwide. “In Australia there’s already been a 90 percent reduction in infections in the 10 years the program has been running,” Ian Frazer, chief executive of the Translational Research Institute, told the BBC. Cervical cancer in Australia is also dropping, according to the Au...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 6, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

More Teens Get Needed Vaccines In Blue States
(Reuters Health) - Parental politics may influence whether teens get recommended vaccinations, according to a U.S. study. Dividing states into red and blue based on how they voted in the 2012 presidential elections, researchers found that in that year, adolescents in blue states were significantly more likely to have received three important vaccines recommended for 11 to 12 year olds. “These associations are important because they demonstrate that there are broader forces associated with political affiliation that may influence acceptance of immunizations for adolescent children,” said senior author Linda M. N...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Aren't More Parents Vaccinating Their Kids Against Cancer?
If there were a vaccine that could protect your 11-year-old son from getting cancer as an adult, you’d make sure he got it, right? As it turns out, this immunization exists, but a majority of young boys are not adequately protected, as journalist Jane Brody noted in The New York Times on Tuesday. The human papillomavirus vaccine ― which protects against HPV-associated cancers including throat and tongue, cervical, vaginal, vulvar, anal, and penile cancers ― is strongly recommended as cancer prevention for 11- and 12-year-old boys and girls by the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. The bad n...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 25, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Why Aren't More Parents Vaccinating Their Kids Against Cancer?
If there were a vaccine that could protect your 11-year-old son from getting cancer as an adult, you’d make sure he got it, right? As it turns out, this immunization exists, but a majority of young boys are not adequately protected, as journalist Jane Brody noted in The New York Times on Tuesday. The human papillomavirus vaccine ― which protects against HPV-associated cancers including throat and tongue, cervical, vaginal, vulvar, anal, and penile cancers ― is strongly recommended as cancer prevention for 11- and 12-year-old boys and girls by the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. The bad n...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Potential Implications of Delayed Pertussis Vaccination Potential Implications of Delayed Pertussis Vaccination
What are the health-related and financial implications of DTaP vaccination delays? The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Uganda Rolls Out Compulsory Immunization to Dispel Anti-Vaccine Myths
Women wait to immunize their children at the Kisugu Health Centre in Kampala, Uganda, where free vaccinations take place. The nurse in the foreground is Betty Makakeeto. Credit: Amy Fallon/IPSBy Amy FallonKAMPALA, Jun 29 2016 (IPS)Patience*, a Ugandan maid, planned on taking her three-year-old son for polio immunization during the country’s mass campaigns a year ago, until her landlord’s wife told her a shocking myth.“The medicine they are injecting them with means the boy when he’s an adult won’t be able to reproduce,” Patience, 32, recalled to IPS what she’d been informed. &...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 29, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Amy Fallon Tags: Africa Development & Aid Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs Religion Women's Health immunisation Maternal and Child Health Uganda Vaccination Source Type: news