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Can Fam Physician. 2013 May;59(5):497-8.

Tdap vaccination during pregnancy to reduce pertussis infection in young infants.

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QUESTION:

What is the basis for the new recommendations to vaccinate pregnant women against pertussis after the first trimester?

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There have been outbreaks of epidemic proportions of pertussis, mostly among young infants who have not received sufficient passive immunity from their mothers. This strategy of vaccination during pregnancy aims at stopping these life-threatening epidemics.

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