Give the Tdap Vaccine During 3rd Trimester Instead of Postpartum
You'll see more focus on giving women Tdap vaccine DURING pregnancy...to decrease the risk of whooping cough in newborns.
Pertussis cases are rising. And infants are at the highest risk of severe and fatal pertussis during their first 8 weeks.
Follow the guidelines by giving Tdap (Adacel, Boostrix) in the third trimester...even though it has been common practice for many women to get it after delivery...or not at all.