Prevention of pertussis through adult vaccination.

  title={Prevention of pertussis through adult vaccination.},
  author={Manika Suryadevara and Joseph B. Domachowske},
  journal={Human vaccines & immunotherapeutics},
  volume={11 7},
Pertussis is a vaccine preventable respiratory infection. Young infants are at high risk of developing severe complications from infection. Despite high rates of pediatric vaccine uptake, there continues to be increases in pertussis cases, likely due to waning immunity from childhood vaccine and increased transmission through adults. Currently, pertussis booster vaccine (Tdap) is recommended for unimmunized adults and for women in the third trimester of each pregnancy; yet adult Tdap coverage… CONTINUE READING