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Pertussis incidence significantly declines in New York after legislation

Pertussis incidence significantly declines in New York after legislation
April 30, 2016

BALTIMORE — Data presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting showed that pertussis incidence decreased by more than 50% after the Neonatal Pertussis Prevention Act was passed in New York in 2013. The act requires that Tdap vaccine be offered to caregivers during birth hospitalization.

“The data shows that passage of the Neonatal Infant Pertussis Act [NPPA] was associated with a reduced incidence of disease in children in each age group studied,” Shetal I. Shah, MD, FAAP, at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital of the Westchester (N.Y.) Medical Center Health Network, told Infectious Diseases in Children. “This is associative, as we were unable to track actual parental and caregiver Tdap immunization rates.”

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