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How Does a Mother’s Tdap Shot Protect a Newborn Baby?

Newborns and infants have the highest rates of death from pertussis and need extra protection from the Tdap shot that their mother got during her third trimester.

Influenza and Tdap Vaccination Rates Among Pregnant Women

Influenza and Tdap vaccination rates among pregnant women are still much lower than they should be, putting these moms and their babies at risk to get a vaccine preventable disease.

Is This a Horrible Vaccine Reaction?

Large local reactions to vaccines, although sometimes scary looking, are not dangerous, do go away, and are not a reason your pediatrician should typically tell you to skip or delay your child’s vaccines.

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