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Importance of Maternal Immunization
Importance of Maternal Immunization
Carol J. Baker, MD, professor of pediatrics, molecular virology and microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, discusses maternal immunization to prevent maternal and infant morbidity and mortality. In particular, Baker addresses critical public health strategies and health outcomes related to influenza and pertussis vaccinations. Baker presented an overview of maternal immunizations at the 16th Annual Conference on Vaccine Research.
IAC's New Patient Handout: Vaccinations for Pregnant Women
Take Pertussis Out of the Picture
Take Pertussis Out of the Picture
Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a highly contagious bacterial disease that most commonly affects infants and young children. The Franny Strong Foundation has compiled resources to aid parents in understanding the dangers of pertussis and the importance of prevention. Pertussis is in your community and it can be fatal, especially to infants and young children. Hear from mothers who lost their infants to pertussis in these videos.
Related materials
Protect Patients From Deadly Pertussis: Updated Vaccine Guidelines
Protect Patients From Deadly Pertussis - Updated Vaccine Guidelines:
In this CDC Expert Video Commentary on Medscape, Tami Skoff provides an update on the latest vaccine recommendations for preventing pertussis from infancy through adulthood. Since the 1980s, the United States has seen a dramatic increase in the number of reported pertussis cases. In fact, provisional data show that the nation experienced a nearly 60-year record high in 2012, with more than 41,000 reported cases and 15 infant deaths. [login required]
Video: Risk of Pertussis and DTaP Vaccine Series
Risk of Pertussis and DTaP Vaccine Series
In an examination of cases of childhood pertussis in California, researchers found that children with pertussis had lower odds of having received all 5 doses of the diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis vaccine (DTaP) vaccine series, however the odds increased as the time since last DTaP dose lengthened, which is consistent with a progressive decrease in estimated vaccine effectiveness each year after the final dose of DTaP vaccine, according to JAMA.
             
Video: Surround Your Baby with Protection
Surround Your Baby with Protection
Video from the Texas Department of State Health Services explains the importance of vaccination against pertussis for the close contacts of infants.
Video: Whooping Cough Reaches Epidemic Levels - NBC TODAY
Whooping Cough Reaches Epidemic Levels - NBC TODAY
Health officials in Washington state say whooping cough has reached epidemic levels. Hundreds of cases have been reported so far this year.
Shot by Shot Video Collection: Pertussis
Shot by Shot: Pertussis Videos
Shot by Shot: Stories of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases project is a collection of stories from people who have been touched by vaccine-preventable diseases.
Video: Tdap: Now for Pregnant Women and 65 Plus
Tdap: Now for Pregnant Women and 65 Plus
Dr. Jennifer Liang discusses the latest Tdap vaccine recommendations in this CDC Expert Commentary on Medscape. CDC is taking measures to fill a gap in the protection of infants from pertussis, by vaccinating pregnant women and people in contact with infants younger than 1 year.
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Video: PKID's Whooping Cough
PKID's Whooping Cough
One mother shares the heart-wrenching account of her family's struggles with pertussis, commonly called "whooping cough." Pertussis can be a very serious disease, especially for infants. Family members and other caregivers, including healthcare providers, of newborns and older infants should receive Tdap vaccine.
 
Video Collection: Pertussis
Pertussis Videos
This video collection, from the Immunization Action Coalition, includes footage of children with whooping cough.
 
Video: Pertussis - In memory of Gavin
Pertussis: In memory of Gavin
Natalie Norton, mother of baby Gavin, has joined the March of Dimes and sanofi pasteur, the maker of the vaccine, to raise awareness that parents need to get vaccinated to protect their infants from pertussis, a deadly communicable disease.
 
Video: PKIDs' Pertussis Video
PKIDs' Pertussis Video
Keri Russell partnered with Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases (PKIDs) to raise awareness about pertussis (whooping cough) and the importance of pertussis vaccinations for new parents and people who come in close contact with infants.
             
CDC Healthcare Training Video: Pertussis
CDC Healthcare Training Video: Pertussis
Determining who has pertussis can be difficult. Whenever possible, a nasopharyngeal (NP) swab or aspirate should be obtained from all persons with suspected cases. CDC offers two videos (4 min) in English and Spanish that demonstrate how to properly obtain and transport pertussis specimens.
 
Video: Baby Dies from Pertussis
Baby Dies from Pertussis
When Callie was a couple weeks old, she developed a persistent cough, and during a return visit to the doctor, Callie stopped breathing and was rushed to the hospital. Two days later, Callie stopped breathing again and could not be saved. The young infant had contracted pertussis, a highly contagious bacterial disease.
       
             
 
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