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Since Maine's incidence of pertussis is higher than the national average, primary prevention through vaccination is important to protect vulnerable populations such as newborns in the state. Maternal Tdap vaccination between 27 to 36 weeks of pregnancy is recommended by ACIP to boost placental IgG transmission to the fetus and prevent newborn morbidity and mortality. For quality improvement, maternal Tdap vaccination rates were examined at Eastern Maine Medical Center Family Medicine Center and Residency and an educational handout was developed.
EMMC Family Medicine Center and Residency in Bangor, ME
Maine, Tdap, pertussis, pregnancy
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Rafferty, Melissa N., "Tdap Vaccination in Pregnancy" (2016). Family Medicine Block Clerkship, Student Projects. 196.