In this recorded webinar, NFID Medical Director Robert H. Hopkins, Jr., MD, moderates a discussion with presentations by NFID Director Kevin A. Ault, MD, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine; and Naima Joseph, MD, MPH, Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center
In this webinar, speakers adult vaccine hesitancy in the US. This activity features interactive case studies to address current vaccine recommendations and gaps in coverage. Presenters share strategies for effective communication on vaccine recommendations for influenza (flu), pneumococcal disease, hepatitis B, Tdap, and COVID-19 for US adults …
Whooping cough, also called pertussis, is a serious infection that spreads easily from person to person. The infection causes coughing spells that are so severe that it can be hard to breathe, eat, or sleep.
Special thanks to ACOG Fellow Tamika C. Auguste, MD, chair of Women’s and Infants’ Services at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, for sharing her reflections on the evolution of vaccines recommended during pregnancy …
Animated video on the importance of getting vaccinated to help prevent whooping cough, tetanus, and diphtheria
A 10-month old whooping cough survivor
With winter known as the season for colds and flu, and also whooping cough, it’s important as a mom of four to put my cape on and hone in on protecting my little beings. Like many children, my kids get vaccinated for various illnesses, but did you know that adults should get their Tdap booster vaccine too in order to prevent whooping cough?
Most pregnant women get lots of advice to ensure that both they and their baby are healthy. One of the most important pieces of advice should be to get vaccinated against preventable diseases which are more dangerous for them and their newborns than other individuals…
Waiting or delaying vaccines just doesn’t make sense. There is no reduced risk; leaving them unvaccinated just leaves your baby or child vulnerable to infections.
Vaccines are recommended for women before, during and after pregnancy. Some vaccines, such as the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine, should be given a month or more before pregnancy. Other vaccines, like Tdap (to protect against whooping cough) and influenza, are given during pregnancy.