Barriers to Receipt of Prenatal Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid, and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Among Mothers of Infants Aged <4 Months with Pertussis - California, 2016

In a review of California mothers of infants with pertussis in 2016, mothers who were offered tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular (Tdap) vaccination on-site during a routine prenatal visit were more likely to be vaccinated than were mothers who were referred off-site for vaccination, highlighting the need to incorporate Tdap vaccination into routine prenatal care to reduce access barriers.

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