Effectiveness of Vaccination During Pregnancy to Prevent Infant Pertussis

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(Abstracted from Pediatrics 2017;139(5):e20164091)

Pertussis is a virulent and life-threatening respiratory infection, particularly in infants, caused by the bacteria Bordetella pertussis. Tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, acellular pertussis (TDaP) vaccination during pregnancy is recommended to protect newborns against pertussis.

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