Pregnant women should be vaccinated against whooping cough

01/28/2013 | HealthDay News · WebMD

In response to a spike in the number of pertussis cases last year, the CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended that teenage and adult women get a booster dose of TDaP vaccine during each pregnancy. The updated childhood and adolescent immunization schedule published in the Annals of Internal Medicine and the journal Pediatrics suggested that mild allergic reactions to eggs should no longer be a barrier for flu vaccination.

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