Whooping cough vaccine not associated with preterm delivery

November 12, 2014 8:07 AM

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Whooping cough vaccine not associated with preterm delivery

For the study, published in JAMA, researchers assessed the health records of 123,494 women in order to evaluate adverse events that may have been associated with Tdap vaccination during the course of pregnancy.

"Given limited prior safety data, continued widespread pertussis transmission, and current recommendations to routinely vaccinate during pregnancy, our study provides important information on the safety of Tdap vaccination during pregnancy," state the authors.

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