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Tdap vaccinations in pregnant women jump more than 50%

Tdap vaccinations in pregnant women jump more than 50%
Infectious Disease News, November 2017

The rate of pregnant women receiving a tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis vaccine increased dramatically in numerous metropolitan areas of the United States — by more than 50% over several years — according to a recent report. The increase in immunization stems from recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, researchers said.

Tdap vaccinations among pregnant women increased from less than 1% before 2009 to 54% in 2015, they wrote in an MMWR.


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