TDaP and Pregnancy, is it Safe?
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OBGYN’s routinely recommend the TDaP vaccine during pregnancy to protect your newborn from pertussis. Let’s look at the vaccine manufacturer’s safety insert to see what it says about its use in this most vulnerable of populations.
Tdap CDC handout: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/tdap.pdf
Boostrix manufacturers vaccine insert: https://www.gsksource.com/pharma/content/dam/GlaxoSmithKline/US/en/Prescribing_Information/Boostrix/pdf/BOOSTRIX.PDF
Adacel manufacturers vaccine insert:
Cocooning study and Number Needed to Vaccinate (NNV):
Baboon study/asymptomatic transmission:
Extra-Study showing that the resurgence of pertussis is due to asymptomatic transmission following vaccination: