National, Regional, State, and Selected Local Area Vaccination Coverage Among Adolescents Aged 13-17 Years - United States, 2020
This report describes adolescent vaccination coverage in 2020. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - September 2, 2021 Category: American Health Tags: Adolescent Health HPV Vaccination (Human Papillomavirus) MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Tetanus Vaccination Vaccines Source Type: news

Can Rusty Nails Cause Tetanus?
Discussion Clostridium tetani is a gram-positive bacillus that is anaerobic and spore forming. Tetanus spores are found universally worldwide in the soil and the stool of animals and people. The spores are hardy and can persist in a variety of environments. Contamination through the skin in wounds (especially deep puncture wounds) and the umbilicus are the primary entry points. It is not unusual for the organism not to grow in cultures. The bacteria grow in low oxygen environments and produces a potential neurotoxin which blocks the myoneural junction. Incubation period is 3-21 days, averaging 10 days. Neonatal tetanus gen...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 2, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Africa: COVID-19 Widens Routine Immunization Gaps in Africa
[WHO-AFRO] Brazzaville -- Around 7.7 million African children missed out on vital first doses of Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis, Measles and Polio vaccines in 2020. The nearly 10% rise in missed vaccinations on the previous year in Africa was driven by disruptions to health services by the COVID-19 pandemic, new data by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and World health Organization (WHO) show. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 30, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tetanus toxin fragment may treat depression, Parkinson's disease and ALS
(Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona) Researchers at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona describe the mechanism through which a non-toxic derivative of the tetanus neurotoxin (Hc-TeTx) may serve to treat depression and neurodegenerative diseases, as has already been demonstrated in animal models. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Quality Improvement: The Quiet Hero of Global Health Programs
By Sujata Bijou, Senior Measurement and Learning Technical AdvisorJuly 08, 2021In my past life, I was a chemical engineer. More specifically, I was a process engineer for Head & Shoulders shampoo.  While my colleagues were working on other process aspects of manufacturing efficiency (faster, cheaper, less waste, etc.) I was finding ways to improve the manufacturing process to make the shampoo more effective at fighting dandruff. In our case, we wanted to fight dandruff without creating any other neg...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Measurement & Analytics Source Type: news

Routine childhood vaccinations plummeted during the early days of pandemic, CDC report finds
Childhood vaccinations dropped during the spring 2020 lockdowns, the CDC finds. Vaccination rates for diphtheria, tetanus, measles, and other diseases fell up to 60%. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tdap Vaccination Tied to Lower Dementia Risk in Older Adults
FRIDAY, May 28, 2021 -- Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap) vaccination in older adults is associated with a 42 percent lower dementia risk, according to a study recently published in The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 28, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Africa: Low Trust in Authorities Affects Vaccine Uptake - Evidence From 22 Countries
[The Conversation Africa] In a time when the world is focusing on COVID-19 vaccines, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has highlighted the importance of routine immunisations for diseases such as measles, tetanus and polio. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

India ’s COVID-19 Crisis Is Spiraling Out of Control. It Didn’t Have to Be This Way
Dusk is falling in the Indian capital, and the acrid smell of burning bodies fills the air. It’s the evening of April 26, and at a tiny crematorium in a Delhi suburb, seven funeral pyres are still burning. “I have lived here all my life and pass through this area twice a day,” says local resident Gaurav Singh. “I have never seen so many bodies burning together.” Scenes of mass death are now unavoidable in what’s often called the world’s largest democracy. Social media is filled with images of body bags and urgent requests for medical aid. Indians gasping for breath are being turned...
Source: TIME: Health - April 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Naina Bajekal Tags: Uncategorized Cover Story COVID-19 feature India Londontime Magazine Source Type: news

What Are Toxin-Mediated Diseases?
Discussion A poison is a generic term for “a substance with an inherent property that tends to destroy life or impair health.” A toxin is more specific and is “any poison produced by an organism, characterized by antigenicity in certain animals and high molecular weight, and including the bacterial toxins that are the causative agents of tetanus, diphtheria, etc., and such plant and animal toxins as ricin and snake venom.” A toxin does not include those substances that are made synthetically produced. Venom is also a toxin that is used by animals and insects for predation or defense which can cause ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 12, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Non-accidental broom sticks injury as a cause of post-neonatal tetanus - Komomo E, Chimaeze T, Emmanuel E, Asindi A.
INTRODUCTION: Non accidental injury sustained following deliberate self-harm or inflicted by parents or caregivers for disciplinary, traditional and therapeutic measures have grave consequences including exposing the incompletely child to post neonatal tet... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

South Africa: Immunisation Record Risks Being Dented By Anti-Vaccination Views
[The Conversation Africa] Vaccination has eradicated smallpox, nearly eradicated polio, and led to major reductions of serious infectious diseases. These include diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, and measles. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

From Polio to Tetanus, five vaccines that saved the world before COVID-19 came along
(Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

An Appreciation for Vaccines, and How Far They Have Come
The DTP vaccine teaches us about how brilliant vaccine technology can be, but also how it can be studied and improved over time. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Perri Klass, M.D. Tags: Whooping Cough Vaccination and Immunization Tetanus Smallpox Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Children and Childhood Diphtheria Poliomyelitis Source Type: news

Don ’t Let the Pandemic Stop Your Shots
Even as older adults await the coronavirus vaccine, many are skipping the standard ones. That ’s not wise, health experts say. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paula Span Tags: your-feed-science Whooping Cough Shingles (Disease) Diphtheria Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Influenza Elderly Epidemics Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Pneumonia your-feed-healthcare Vaccination and Immunization Hepatitis Tetanus Minorities Source Type: news

Covid is a chance to build a world where everyone has access to basic vaccines | David Miliband and Anuradha Gupta
Preventable diseases still plague those missing out on vaccines. Efforts to halt coronavirus could help crack this issueCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe massive public, private and foundation investments in a coronavirus vaccine are producing results at a record pace. And countries are reacting accordingly. Arecent global assessmentof purchasing agreements for Covid-19 vaccines reveals that high-income countries, as well as a few middle-income countries with high manufacturing capacity, have already bought enough doses for their populations.But delivery of the vaccine needs a new level ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: David Miliband and Anuradha Gupta Tags: Global health Vaccines and immunisation Coronavirus Global development Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology World news Science Children Source Type: news

The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Erased Decades of Progress on Childhood Vaccination
While the world waits for a COVID-19 vaccine, children across the globe are going without shots already known to be life-saving. With the world in disarray due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of children vaccinated this year against infections like diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, measles and pneumococcal disease has fallen to levels not seen since the 1990s, according to a new report from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. “In other words,” the report reads, “we’ve been set back about 25 years in about 25 weeks.” That stark figure comes from the Gates Foundation’s annual Goalkee...
Source: TIME: Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

One Dose Of Coronavirus Vaccine Likely Won ’ t Be Enough; ‘ We ’ re Looking At Double Shots ’
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Coronavirus Coronavirus Vaccine Source Type: news

What is a compound fracture wound?
  There are over one million broken bone injuries in the U.S. on a yearly basis, as estimated by the Cleveland Clinic. Among the several types of these injuries is a compound fracture. In the event that you hear that fateful crack, here’s a quick guide to compound fractures: A compound fracture is a type of broken bone. What is a compound fracture? Also known as an open fracture, compound fractures occur when there is an open wound or skin tear in the affected area, making the broken bone visible. It’s often the fragment of the bone itself that breaks through the skin and causes the open wound....
Source: Advanced Tissue - August 24, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care wound healing wound care treatment Source Type: news

Sudan May Have Banned FGM, but the Harsh Practice Continues
A performance at a photo show in El Fasher, Sudan, 2018. The new transitional government of Sudan criminalized female genital mutilation this spring, but the practice has not ended. Credit: MOHAMAD ALMAHADY/UNAMIDBy Rhona Scullion, PassBlue*Aug 18 2020 (IPS) Just four months ago, Sudan took the monumental step to ban female genital mutilation, a painful, unnecessary and dangerous procedure that leaves lasting scars. Generally carried out on girls before they reach puberty, genital mutilation is now punishable in Sudan by up to three years in prison and subject to a fine. In a country where 88 percent of women between 15 a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Rhona Scullion Tags: Africa Crime & Justice Education Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

UN Warns of Dangerous Drop in Vaccinations During COVID Pandemic UN Warns of Dangerous Drop in Vaccinations During COVID Pandemic
Levels of childhood immunizations against dangerous diseases such as measles, tetanus, and diphtheria have dropped alarmingly during the COVID-19 pandemic, putting millions of children at risk.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - July 16, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Muscle tech: Sleep apnea therapeutic showcased at global biotech event
(RMIT University) The patented muscle toning technology is based on molecules of tetanus toxin, modified to ensure they work around the tetanus vaccine, and offers hope of a therapeutic alternative for the estimated 1 billion people worldwide who suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Are Potential Complications of Tattooing?
Discussion “Tattooing of skin via deposition of pigment particles and ink ingredients in the dermis changes normal skin into abnormal skin. Fortunately, this often causes no harm and no disease, although with important exceptions.” Tattoos can be inadvertent from road dirt, gunpowder, pencil graphite etc., but most are desired. Tattoos are common in many cultures and over time..They have been increasing in popularity in the United States over the past few years particularly with a younger, wider and more diverse population. Newsweek reported an 18-country study in 2018 which showed 46% of Americans have a tat...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 18, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Child vaccinations down in DR Congo, and COVID-19 is not helping: UNICEF
Fewer children are getting vaccinated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the COVID-19 pandemic is almost certainly going to make matters worse, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says. If the trend continues, it could trigger a resurgence in deadly childhood diseases such as polio, chickenpox, measles, yellow fever, hepatitis B, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough and meningitis. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Measles, Tetanus, Cough, Polio - Paediatricians Offer Free Consultations
[Cameroon Tribune] In their 14th Congress in Buea, they underlined the need for government to assist them. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - May 1, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Progress Toward Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus Elimination --- Worldwide, 2000--2018
This report indicates that during 2000-2018, 45 countries achieved maternal and neonatal tetanus elimination, reported neonatal tetanus cases decreased 90%, and estimated deaths declined 85%. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - April 30, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Tetanus Tetanus Vaccination Source Type: news

Missed vaccinations could lead to other fatal outbreaks, doctors warn
GPs worried thousands may delay routine appointments due to fear of catching coronavirusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSenior doctors fear that thousands of routine vaccination appointments may be missed or delayed because of the coronavirus lockdown, raising the risk of sudden and potentially fatal outbreaks of other diseases when restrictions on movement are finally eased.GPs and accident and emergency departments have witnessedunprecedented falls in the numbers of people seeking medical care in recent weeks, prompting concerns that vital routine immunisations for infections such as mea...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 26, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Vaccines and immunisation Health Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Society Science Medical research Source Type: news

Can coronavirus victims' blood plasma save lives?
Blood plasma is already used to ward off tetanus infections and prevent organ failure following a car crash. But now, the fluid could also be harnessed to fight coronavirus infections. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No Need for Adult Booster Shot for Tetanus or Diphtheria in Many Countries No Need for Adult Booster Shot for Tetanus or Diphtheria in Many Countries
There is no evidence that adult booster vaccinations for tetanus and diphtheria are beneficial, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 6, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Licensure of a New Hexavalent Vaccine for Use in Infants Licensure of a New Hexavalent Vaccine for Use in Infants
A new hexavalent vaccine for use in children aged 6 weeks through 4 years has been approved by the FDA to prevent diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, Haemophilus influenzae type b, and hepatitis B.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 2, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Adults May Not Need Tetanus, Diphtheria Booster Shots
THURSDAY, Feb. 27, 2020 -- The incidence rates of tetanus and diphtheria are not significantly lower in countries that routinely vaccinate adults for these diseases, according to a study published online Feb. 25 in Clinical Infectious... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study: No Need for Adult Tetanus, Diphtheria Shots
The new findings mesh with the World Health Organization's recent recommendation to only vaccinate adults for tetanus and diphtheria if they didn't have a full series of shots as children. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Casts Doubt on Need for Adult Boosters for Tetanus, Diphtheria
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2020 -- Countering a U.S. government advisory, a new study suggests that adults may not need regular booster shots for tetanus and diphtheria if they received a complete vaccination series as children. Researchers compared data... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 26, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Adults don't need tetanus, diphtheria boosters if fully vaccinated as children
(Oregon Health& Science University) Adults do not need tetanus or diphtheria booster shots if they've already completed their childhood vaccination series against these rare, but debilitating diseases, research published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases indicates. The study found no significant difference in disease rates between countries that require adults to receive tetanus and diphtheria booster shots and those that don't. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Adults don't need tetanus, diphtheria boosters if fully vaccinated as children, study says
(Oregon Health& Science University) Adults do not need tetanus or diphtheria booster shots if they've already completed their childhood vaccination series against these rare, but debilitating diseases, research published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases indicates. The study found no significant difference in disease rates between countries that require adults to receive tetanus and diphtheria booster shots and those that don't. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Updated Recommendations on Use of Td and Tdap Vaccines Updated Recommendations on Use of Td and Tdap Vaccines
New guidance allows for either Tdap or Td to be used in situations where Td was previously recommended, including for the 10-year booster and tetanus prophylaxis for wound management.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Hexavalent Vaccine Included in Vaccines for Children Program
FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2020 -- The hexavalent combined diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis (DTaP) adsorbed, inactivated poliovirus (IPV), Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib) conjugate (meningococcal protein conjugate), and hepatitis B... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Licensure of a Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis, Inactivated Poliovirus, Haemophilus influenzae Type b Conjugate, and Hepatitis B Vaccine, and Guidance for Use in Infants
A new combination vaccine to prevent diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, Haemphilus influenzae type b disease, and hepatitis B has been licensed, but won't be available before 2021. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - February 6, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Diphtheria Vaccination Hepatitis B Vaccination MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Pertussis Vaccination Tetanus Vaccination Vaccine-Preventable Diseases and Specific Vaccines Whooping cough Source Type: news

Tdap Interchangeable With Td for Most Vaccine Indications Tdap Interchangeable With Td for Most Vaccine Indications
The tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine can be substituted for the tetanus and diphtheria toxoids (Td) vaccine in situations where only Td vaccine had been recommended previously, according to updated recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 4, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Maternal and neonatal tetanus elimination requires financial investment
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - January 31, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Tdap or Td Vaccine May Be Used for Decennial Td Booster Doses
MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2020 -- Either tetanus and diphtheria toxoids (Td) vaccine or tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine may be used for Td booster doses every 10 years or when indicated for tetanus... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Use of Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid, and Acellular Pertussis Vaccines: Updated Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices --- United States, 2019
New Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommendations allow more flexibility for use of either tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) or tetanus and diphtheria toxoids (Td) vaccines in three scenarios where only Td had been previously recommended, most notably for tetanus booster doses recommended every 10 years for all adults. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - January 23, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Pertussis Vaccination Tetanus Vaccination Source Type: news

New science proves that vaccines SPREAD infectious disease, causing up to 15 times MORE infections among fully vaccinated children
(Natural News) A new peer-reviewed scientific paper published in the journal Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines has found that the DTaP vaccine for diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough) is causing children who receive it to become more prone to contracting whooping cough later on in life. According to the study, children who receive... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Panacea Biotec bags orders worth USD 24 mn from UN agencies
The vaccine protects children against five deadly diseases, including diphtheria, tetanus and hepatitis B. "Panacea Biotec... has received awards worth USD 24.32 million from U N agencies (Unicef and PAHO) for supply of its Easyfive-TT, a fully liquid WHO prequalified wP-based Pentavalent vaccine (DTwPHepB-Hib)," the company said in a filing to BSE. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - December 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Tetanus: the green book, chapter 30
Revised chapter includes updates on the epidemiology and management of wounds and immunoglobulins. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boostrix (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 - November 19, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Cameroon: Neonatal Tetanus - Alert Issued Over Outbreak
[Cameroon Tribune] A severe case of neonatal tetanus is being treated at the Chantal Biya Foundation in Yaounde. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Vaccination Gaps Leave Pregnant Moms, Infants Unprotected
According to recent research from the CDC, about 65% of mothers surveyed reported they had not received the seasonal influenza and tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis vaccines before or during pregnancy. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 16, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Only Half of Pregnant Women Receive Recommended Vaccines
TUESDAY, Oct. 8, 2019 -- Many pregnant women do not receive the recommended flu and tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccines to protect themselves and their infants, according to a Vital Signs report... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Most Pregnant Women Aren ’ t Getting Flu And Whooping Cough Shots, CDC Warns
(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...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Flu Vaccine Pregnancy Whooping Cough Source Type: news