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Old 10-25-2012, 06:30 PM
 
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Does anyone have any input on whopping cough shots for adults? Not sure if I should get one.

Last edited by PJSaturn; 11-07-2012 at 08:10 PM.. Reason: Corrected thread title for OP.
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Default Pertussis vaccine for adults

Start here:

Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:08 PM
 
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Thanks suzy_q2010 I book marked that site.
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Mississippi
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You may have had it when you were younger. I'm pregnant and asked my OB about it this past week. He looked through my medical records and I had it at some point.
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:31 PM
 
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You may have had it when you were younger. I'm pregnant and asked my OB about it this past week. He looked through my medical records and I had it at some point.
Had what? Whooping cough or the vaccine? No matter which one, a booster is recommended. Having whooping cough does not convey permanent immunity.

CDC - Pertussis: Frequently Asked Questions

"First, vaccinate pregnant women with Tdap during their third or late second trimester. By getting Tdap during pregnancy, mothers build antibodies that are transferred to the newborn, likely providing protection against pertussis in early life, before the baby can start getting DTaP vaccines at 2 months old. Tdap also protects mothers during delivery, making them less likely to transmit pertussis to their infants.

Second, make sure everyone around the infant is immunized. This includes parents, siblings, grandparents (including those 65 years and older), other family members, babysitters, etc. They should get the age-appropriate vaccine (DTaP or Tdap) at least two weeks before coming into close contact with the infant."

Please refer your OB to the CDC site.
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:01 PM
 
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I wouldn't even think of getting a vaccine when you're pregnant......Tdap Vaccine Pushed on Pregnant Women Despite Fetal Risks
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:56 PM
 
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I don't think there is any risk involved in the Tdap for pregnant women or the fetus, but in my area they give it to the mom before she leaves the hospital right after having given birth.
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:28 PM
 
Location: AZ
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Second, make sure everyone around the infant is immunized. This includes parents, siblings, grandparents (including those 65 years and older), other family members, babysitters, etc. They should get the age-appropriate vaccine (DTaP or Tdap) at least two weeks before coming into close contact with the infant."

Please refer your OB to the CDC site.
My daughter is about to give birth (due in 5 days) to my first Grandchild and she insists that everyone gets the Tdap vaccine before going near the baby! She is terrified of the whooping cough epidemic that is spreading everywhere! I am very proud of her for being such a good -about-to-be Mama !!

BTW Walgreens has a take-care clinic and they do the vaccine if anyone doesn't have insurance..
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:33 PM
 
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Default Vaccines in pregnancy

CDC - Pregnant Women and Vaccines - Parents - Vaccines

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6041a4.htm

"Safety of Tdap in Pregnant Women

In prelicensure evaluations, the safety of administering a booster dose of Tdap to pregnant women was not studied. Because information on use of Tdap in pregnant women was lacking, both manufacturers of Tdap established pregnancy registries to collect information and pregnancy outcomes from pregnant women vaccinated with Tdap. Data on the safety of administering Tdap to pregnant women are now available. ACIP reviewed published and unpublished data from VAERS, Sanofi Pasteur (Adacel) and GlaxoSmithKline (Boostrix) pregnancy registries, and small studies. Adverse events reported were unlikely to have been caused by the vaccine. Both tetanus and diphtheria toxoids (Td) and tetanus toxoid vaccines have been used extensively in pregnant women worldwide to prevent neonatal tetanus. Tetanus- and diphtheria-toxoid containing vaccines administered during pregnancy have not been shown to be teratogenic (9,10). From a safety perspective, ACIP concluded that administration of Tdap after 20 weeks' gestation is preferred to minimize the risk for any low-frequency adverse event and the possibility that any spurious association might appear causative."

The vaccine does not cause birth defects. It has been extensively studied, and the benefits of vaccinating mom in order for her to pass protection to her baby are immense.

The Washington situation:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6128a1.htm

"Unvaccinated children have at least an eightfold greater risk for pertussis than children fully vaccinated with DTaP"

"Although vaccinated children can develop pertussis, they are less infectious, have milder symptoms and shorter illness duration, and are at reduced risk for severe outcomes, including hospitalization."

There were at least ten deaths from whooping cough in California in 2010. All were under three months old and eight were less than eight weeks.

http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/10/20...ugh/index.html

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Old 10-29-2012, 10:08 PM
 
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I wouldn't even think of getting a vaccine when you're pregnant......Tdap Vaccine Pushed on Pregnant Women Despite Fetal Risks
The "Healthy Home Economist".....what a wealth of responsible and knowledgeable medical advice....NOT.

We all know "you" wouldn't consider getting a vaccine of ANY type, pregnant or not....the rest of the educated human race will continue to understand the importance and safety of recommended vaccines...even those given during pregnancy...
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