Adult household contacts and carers of infants aged <6 months are recommended to receive pertussis-containing vaccine at least 2 weeks before they have close contact with the infant
Adult household contacts and carers of infants <6 months of age are recommended to receive dTpa vaccine at least 2 weeks before they have close contact with the infant if their last dose was more than 10 years ago.27,28 Pertussis infection in infants <6 months of age is associated with significant morbidity. The infection source in infants is often a household contact.29 See Epidemiology.
- diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis vaccine, reduced antigen content formulation
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