Newborn Pertussis

April 26, 2017 by: Pediatrics for Parents staff Article Tags: ,

Pertussis is a serious and potentially fatal disease, particularly in infants. The diphtheria, acellular tetanus and pertussis (DTaP) vaccine is normally started at two months followed by shots at four and six months. Newborns will have some protection from their mothers, but it’s not always adequate to protect them from pertussis. A review of 569…

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Pediatrics, 09/15