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Pregnant? You need a Tdap!

Tdap is a vaccine–containing tetanus and pertussis.  A new immunization schedule recommends that a dose of the Tdap vaccine be given to all women during each pregnancy, whether or not she has received the vaccine before.  This is a change! … Continue reading

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Are you due for a pertussis vaccine? Read on and find out. . .

I am a family physician who also performs obstetrics.  And, as such, I keep up with  pregnancy-related updates, too.  There is a new indication for the TdaP (Tetanus with pertussis) vaccine. Pregnant women in their third trimester.  The Centers for Disease … Continue reading

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New measles and whooping cough vaccination guidelines for adults!

Changes! Changes! The governing body on immunization practices met last week. Many babies are becoming ill with pertussis and the pregnant mom can help. The pertussis vaccine is considered safe for pregnant women and may give immunity to their young … Continue reading

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