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Maternal Tdap vaccine reduced infant pertussis risk by 91% in first 2 months

Maternal Tdap vaccine reduced infant pertussis risk by 91% in first 2 months
April 18, 2017

Read the Perspective from Benjamin M. Althouse, PhD, ScM

Children whose mothers received the tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis vaccine during pregnancy exhibited a 91% reduced risk of pertussis within the first 2 months of life, according to new research published in Pediatrics.

Additionally, the researchers found that maternal Tdap vaccination did not interfere with infant diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccines but rather supplemented their protection.

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