Pregnant women in the US are advised to get vaccinated for whooping cough, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in new guidelines released yesterday.
On Wednesday, the CDC in the US issued new guidelines advising pregnant women to get vaccinated for whooping cough. ©Sven Hoppe/shutterstock.com
The new guidelines are designed to protect newborns from pertussis, known as whooping cough. The illness is especially fatal to babies under the age of two months. The guidelines advise that women get a Tdap shot during every pregnancy to protect their infant, even if they have had Tdap shots prior to pregnancy.
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