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Pertussis and influenza immunization in health-care professionals (HCP) has been shown to lead to significant reduction of nosocomial infections. Parallel campaigns of pertussis and seasonal influenza immunization gave us a unique opportunity to compare attitudes towards influenza and pertussis immunization among HCP and to determine acceptance rates for both or either one of the two immunizations or refusal of both. 184 more words
Influenza and Pertussis Vaccination among Pregnant Women and their Infants' Close Contacts: Reported Practices and Attitudes.
Our objectives were to describe, among post-partum women, receipt of influenza and tetanus-diphtheria-acellular-pertussis (Tdap) vaccines in themselves and close contacts, and factors associated with cocooning. 254 more words
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
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