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Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e31829b9ff0
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Association of Postpartum Maternal Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Administration and Timeliness of Infant Immunization

Kaur, Ishminder MD*; George, Krissa J. MD; Pena-Ricardo, Carolina MD; Kelly, Barbara A. MD§; Watson, Barbara MBChB, FRCP, DCH

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Abstract

A retrospective cohort study was conducted on infants of mothers delivering at an inner-city hospital in October 2009 where postpartum maternal tetanus toxoid, reduced diptheria toxoid and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination had been initiated in May 2008. We compared mothers and infants in a Tdap intervention group discharged July 2008 (n = 250) with a pre-Tdap control group discharged July 2007 (n = 238). Postpartum maternal Tdap impacted positively timeliness of early infant immunization.

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