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Tdap in pregnancy

from AzPA

The Arizona Immunization Program Office of the Department of Health Services has been receiving a lot of questions about Tdap in pregnancy. There have been multiple changes on recommendations — the most recent is for every woman to get Tdap during each pregnancy. Below are a few links sent to practitioners.

VFC statement on pregnant adolescents getting Tdap — from October 2012 See #7 — even pregnant teenagers need Tdap. Link.

Most recent published MMWR recommendations on Tdap in pregnancy, Oct. 21, 2011 issue: Link. If a pregnant woman has not received Tdap, she should receive Tdap during pregnancy preferably during the third trimester or late second trimester after 20 weeks gestation.

Provisional ACIP recommendations page reflecting ACIP's voting in October 2012 meeting: Link.

All pregnant women should receive with Tdap WITH EACH PREGNANCY with the optimal time being 27-36 weeks gestation: Link. more

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