Infectious Diseases Information Center
Review of the 2021 Advisory Committee Immunization Practices updates to the pediatric immunization schedule during COVID-19.
Geriatrics Information Center
GAPNA discusses findings that Tdap vaccination may reduce dementia, explores vaccine hesitancy in older adults, and looks at the health effects of the COVID-19 lockdown.
Among kids at several UK general practices, 20% had evidence of recent pertussis infection.
Teens who received DTaP were six times more likely to get pertussis during the 2010-2011 California outbreak than those given DTwP.
When should an adult with a spasmodic upper-respiratory infection be swabbed for pertussis?
During the first six months of 2012, Washington state reported 2,520 pertussis cases -- a 1,300% increase from the first six months of 2011, the CDC reports.
OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Pertussis is an acute respiratory tract infection caused by Bordetella pertussis and typified by a protracted paroxysmal cough illness. B. pertussis is the sole cause of epidemic pertussis and the usual cause of sporadic pertussis. Neither the disease nor immunization provides lifetime protection. Currently, worldwide prevalence is dampened…
Analyses reveal 2011-2012 U.S. pertussis isolates were negative for pertactin, a virulence factor that is a component of the current accellular vaccine.
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However, most pertussis cases occur among vaccinated children further away from last DTaP dose.
Vaccine Information Center
With a continuing resurgence in pertussis, efforts should focus on maximizing Tdap uptake among pregnant women.