On February 22, 2013, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) revised recommendations for vaccination of pregnant women to recommend tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap) during every pregnancy, optimally at 27-36 weeks of gestation, to prevent pertussis among their newborns. 174 more words
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This year’s flu season is turning out to be one of the deadliest on record, according to new government health statistics.
Over 560 Canadians have died and more than 7,400 have been hospitalized as a result of the influenza virus during the 2014/2015 flu season which ends in August. 255 more words
WATCH ABOVE: It’s a deadly milestone that hasn’t been seen in nearly 20 years in Alberta. There have been more than 100 flu-related deaths this season. 344 more words
Wanted to share this warning with all those who may be traveling with dogs in or around the Chicago area. It pays to be aware of the outbreak and the symptoms associated with this flu if your dog may be exposed by living in the area or traveling to the area. 155 more words
Pregnant women have an increased risk for complications and hospitalizations when infected with the influenza virus in the second or third trimester. Additionally, infants under six months of age are most vulnerable when contracting pertussis. 230 more words
Factors Associated with Intention to Receive Influenza and Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Acellular Pertussis (Tdap) Vaccines during Pregnancy: A Focus on Vaccine Hesitancy and Perceptions of Disease Severity and Vaccine Safety.
Improving influenza and tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine coverage among pregnant women is needed.PURPOSE:
To assess factors associated with intention to receive influenza and/or Tdap vaccinations during pregnancy with a focus on perceptions of influenza and pertussis disease severity and influenza vaccine safety. 292 more words