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<a href="http://www.pediatricnews.com/article/PIIS0031398X06711924/fulltext" target="_blank">http://www.pediatricnews.com/article...11924/fulltext</a><br><br><i>However, some in the immunization community feel that immunizing against pertussis during pregnancy may actually be a good idea. A study conducted in the 1940s suggested that giving pertussis vaccine to the mother during pregnancy might protect the infant against pertussis via passively transferred maternal antibodies during the first 6 months of life, before the primary pediatric series can be completed.<br><br><b>Other data have suggested that high levels of maternal antibodies might actually interfere with the infant's own ability to mount an adequate response to the pertussis antigens in the pediatric DTaP vaccine that give the infant longer-lasting protection against pertussis.</b><br><br>
Indeed, much of ACIP's discussion involving Tdap and pregnancy was centered on this dilemma. Ultimately, given the current inadequacy of the data, the committee voted to hold off on a recommendation for the Tdap vaccine during pregnancy and opted instead for postpartum administration.</i>
 

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This is sort of an interesting little sheet:<br><a href="http://www.cdc.gov/nip/recs/provisional_recs/tdap-preg.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.cdc.gov/nip/recs/provisio.../tdap-preg.pdf</a>
 

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That is just disturbing. My recollection is that the Td was good for 10 years as an adult. This CDC article states every 2 yrs!!! And vaccinating women before discharge!!!<br><br>
This is getting rediculous! The push for mass vax of the NEW P for adults is ON!!!<br><br>
I had Pertusis as a child, I techincally should be immune for life (I was 3 and fully vaxed). I hope I don't have to prove it!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">That is just disturbing. My recollection is that the Td was good for 10 years as an adult. This CDC article states every 2 yrs!!!</div>
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The two-year interval would be for mothers leaving the hospital. If the mother had Td within the last two years, then Tdap would be given before discharge. Then every tens year thereafter. However, they are looking to give Tdap every FIVE years instead of ten and clinical trials are underway right now in order to make that recommendation happen very soon.<br><br>
These are recommendations, not laws. I want to point that out to those who may not know because a lot of hospitals scare mothers into believing they HAVE to be vaxed or they can't be discharged. Not true.<br><br>
Before leaving the hospital, it is now recommended the mother is receive:<br><br>
MMR<br>
Varicella<br>
Tdap
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Before leaving the hospital, it is now recommended the mother is receive:<br><br>
MMR<br>
Varicella<br>
Tdap</div>
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...and what a joke *that* is. Great, new mama gets MMR or even just Meruvax (Rubella)... oh wait, no, they like to give multiple vaxes at once... Anyway, 2-4 weeks later, when she's exhausted because hey, it's the newborn period, she can look forward to <a href="http://www.merck.com/product/usa/pi_circulars/m/meruvax_ii/meruvax_ii_pi.pdf#search=%22meruvax%22" target="_blank">this</a>:<br><br><i>"Postpubertal females should be informed of the frequent occurrence of generally self-limited arthralgia and/or arthritis beginning 2 to 4 weeks after vaccination."</i><br><br>
And what's even better is <a href="http://www.merck.com/product/usa/pi_circulars/m/meruvax_ii/meruvax_ii_pi.pdf#search=%22meruvax%22" target="_blank">what's listed in the "PRECAUTIONS" section of Merck's pdf</a>:<br><br><span style="font-size:small;"><i>"Nursing Mothers<br>
Recent studies have shown that lactating postpartum women immunized with live attenuated rubella vaccine may secrete the virus in breast milk and transmit it to breast-fed infants. 33 In the infants with serological evidence of rubella infection, none exhibited severe disease; however, one<br>
exhibited mild clinical illness typical of acquired rubella.34,35 Caution should be exercised when MERUVAX II is administered to a nursing woman.<br><br>
Pediatric Use<br>
Safety and effectiveness in infants below the age of 12 months have not been established."</i></span><br><br>
...but hey, let's vax those new moms right after they push out the placenta, before they're sent home and breastfeeding is well established,. Oh, and if they plan on breastfeeding, let's vax so that they might pass that rubella on to their *newborn* and, oh yeah, that arthritis thingie which could be a few weeks to a few *years* long. Wheee.<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/splat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="splat">
 

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WEll, why not the father too? I mean, why only jab half the captive audience?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">WEll, why not the father too? I mean, why only jab half the captive audience?</div>
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. . . and don't forget grandma and grandpa too!
 
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