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Oct 24, 2012

Oct 24, 2012

ACIP makes recommendations for Tdap, meningococcal vaccines

(CIDRAP News) – A federal panel today recommended that all pregnant women receive the tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap) vaccine during each pregnancy and that infants at increased risk receive four doses of a newly approved meningococcal combination vaccine.

Sep 13, 2012

Sep 13, 2012

Outbreak study details waning protection from pertussis vaccine

(CIDRAP News) – A detailed look at California children during the state's large pertussis outbreak in 2010 revealed that protection from the diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (DTaP) vaccine wanes 5 years after kids receive their last dose, which could be fueling outbreaks.

May 14, 2012

May 14, 2012

Washington, other states face pertussis outbreak challenges

(CIDRAP News) – Washington state is battling its biggest pertussis outbreak in more than three decades, and cuts in local health department budgets are among the factors reported to be complicating the state's response to the epidemic.

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