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Dec 27, 2012

Nov 28, 2012

Nov 28, 2012

Study shows drop-off in kids' pertussis vaccine protection

(CIDRAP News) – The largest study so far exploring gaps in acellular pertussis vaccine protection in kids found that their risk of getting sick increased as time passed after the final dose, according to researchers who examined the role of the vaccine during California's 2010 pertussis epidemic.

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.

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