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Health-care professionals are integral in protecting families against pertussis.
  • Pediatricians play a vital role by
    • Routinely informing parents about the threat pertussis poses to vulnerable infants and encouraging parents and key contacts to seek Tdapa immunization
    • Continuing to immunize eligible adolescents ≥11 years of age with Adacel vaccine, including catch-up immunization for older adolescents
  • Primary-care providers help prevent the spread of pertussis to vulnerable infants by increasing the number of eligible adults and adolescents immunized with Adacel vaccine

You can make a difference by educating families about the threat of pertussis

Parents and family members may be unaware that they could potentially pass pertussis to vulnerable infants.3 This may explain why, despite CDCb recommendations, only 8% of adults reported receiving Tdap vaccination from 2005 through 2010.23

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a Tdap = Tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis.
b CDC = Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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