Protecting patients against pertussis starts with you
Pertussis can cause serious complications for people of all ages, including infants1
Nationwide, pertussis continues to put infants at risk6,7
The CDC recommends Tdap vaccination for appropriate unvaccinated adolescents and adults8
According to the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), all patients 10 years of age and older should be assessed and receive the Tdap vaccine if they:
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Infant=less than 1 year old.
Adult=19 years old or older.
*41.9% among adults living with an infant. Data from 2015.
References: 1. Faulkner A, Skoff T, Martin S, et al. Pertussis. In: Roush SW, Baldy LM, eds. Manual for the Surveillance of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases. 6th ed. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 2015. www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/surv-manual/chpt10-pertussis.pdf. Updated April 7, 2016. Accessed August 7, 2017. 2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Surveillance and reporting. www.cdc.gov/pertussis/surv-reporting.html. Updated January 10, 2017. Accessed August 7, 2017. 3. Skoff TH, Kenyon C, Cocoros N, et al. Sources of infant pertussis infection in the United States. Pediatrics. 2015;136(4):635-641. doi:10.1542/peds.2015-1120. 4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Vaccination Coverage Among Adults in the United States, National Health Interview Survey, 2015. www.cdc.gov/vaccines/ imz-managers/coverage/adultvaxview/coverage-estimates/2015.html Updated February 7, 2017. Accessed August 7, 2017. 5. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases. Hamborsky J, Kroger A, Wolfe S, eds. 13th ed. Washington DC: Public Health Foundation, 2015.
6. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2015 Provisional Pertussis Surveillance Report. https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6552md.htm?s_cid=mm6552md_w. Updated January 5, 2017. Accessed August 7, 2017. 7. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Whooping cough is deadly for babies. www.cdc.gov/pertussis/pregnant/mom/deadly-disease-for-baby.html. Updated June 29, 2017. Accessed August 7, 2017. 8. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis vaccine recommendations. www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/dtap-tdap-td/hcp/recommendations.html. Updated November 22, 2016. Accessed August 7, 2017.
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