TDaP and Pregnancy, is it Safe?

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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:

https://www.fda.gov/downloads/biologicsbloodvaccines/vaccines/approvedproducts/ucm142764.pdf

Cocooning study and Number Needed to Vaccinate (NNV):

https://academic.oup.com/cid/article/54/3/318/304228/The-Number-Needed-to-Vaccinate-to-Prevent-Infant

Baboon study/asymptomatic transmission:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24277828

Extra-Study showing that the resurgence of pertussis is due to asymptomatic transmission following vaccination:

https://bmcmedicine.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12916-015-0382-8Thrive

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