Pregnant women are recommended to receive a single dose of dTpa vaccine in each pregnancy
dTpa vaccine is recommended as a single dose in each pregnancy, ideally early in the 3rd trimester. This helps prevent pertussis in pregnant women and their newborns (see Pertussis).
See Table. Recommendations for vaccines that are routinely recommended in pregnancy: inactivated vaccines in Vaccination for women who are planning pregnancy, pregnant or breastfeeding for more details.
Breastfeeding women can receive dT or dTpa vaccines.
- diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis vaccine, reduced antigen content formulation
- diphtheria-tetanus vaccine for use in adults
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