Tdap should be given to all pregnant women

The ACIP is now advising that all pregnant women receive Tdap, either during pregnancy or immediately after delivery, regardless of prior vaccination status. In 2012 alone, there have been >32,000 cases of pertussis including 16 deaths in the US (Story)

Danielle Scheurer

Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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