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Authors' conclusions: Tdap vaccination of pregnant women from 20 weeks of gestation is the best strategy for preventing morbidity and mortality from pertussis in young infants
Reviewers' commentary: in case of whooping cough epidemic, Tdap vaccination of pregnant women from 20 weeks of gestation can be considered due to the high rates of mortality and hospitalization among young infants. However, it is necessary that the public health authorities decide the policies to adopt. We think that any experience must be monitored to evaluate mid-and long-term results.
Servicio de Vigilancia Epidemiológica. Centro Nacional de Epidemiología. Comentario Epidemiológico de las Enfermedades de Declaración Obligatoria año 2011. Boletín Epidemiológico Semanal. 2012;20(14):124-39.
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Bechini A, Tiscione E, Boccalini S, Levi M, Bonanni P. Acellular pertussis vaccine use in risk groups (adolescents, pregnant women, newborns and health care workers): A review of evidences and recommendations. Vaccine. 2012;30 5179-90.
Zheteyeva YA, Moro PL, Tepper NK, Rasmussen SA, Barash FE, Revzina NV, et al. Adverse event reports after tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis vaccines in pregnant women. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2012;207(1):59.e1-7.