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Tdap Vaccination During Pregnancy: Resource Overview

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has identified the following resources that may be helpful for ob-gyns, other health care providers and patients on topics related to Tdap vaccination during pregnancy. 

These materials are for information purposes only and are not meant to be comprehensive. Referral to these resources does not imply ACOG's endorsement of the organization, the organization’s website, or the content of the resource. The resources may change without notice.

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Resources for Ob-Gyns and Women’s Health Care Providers

Committee Opinion: Update on Immunization During Pregnancy: Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Acellular Pertussis Vaccination 

Update on Immunization during Pregnancy: Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Acellular Pertussis Vaccination,” issued by ACOG in September 2017, covers the critical role of Tdap vaccination during pregnancy for the prevention of pertussis in newborns before they can get their own vaccines. This updated guidance includes information about the recommended timing for Tdap vaccination during pregnancy, and the safety and efficacy of Tdap vaccination during pregnancy. 

Committee Opinion: Integrating Immunizations into Practice 

Integrating Immunizations into Practice,” issued by ACOG in April 2016, covers the role of obstetrician-gynecologists and other health care providers in vaccine administration and disease prevention. This guideline includes information about how obstetrician-gynecologists and other health care providers initiate and improve immunization programs in their practice. 

Immunization for Women (for Providers)

The Immunization for Women provider page was created by ACOG to provide ob-gyns with a central, trusted source of up-to-date information on seasonal flu and other vaccine-preventable diseases, including human papillomavirus (HPV). Immunization for Women provides ob-gyns with a valuable resource for immunization best practices and patient education. It also includes sections on practice management and vaccine safety

Tdap Immunization Toolkit

This toolkit, released by ACOG in 2013 (updated 2017), includes materials to help providers communicate with patients about the importance of receiving the Tdap vaccine during pregnancy.

 
Tdap Frequently Asked Questions (updated 2017)

This provider FAQ addresses why pregnant women should be vaccinated against pertussis, how to discuss Tdap vaccination with pregnant women, and other common questions.


Resources for Women and Patients

Frequently Asked Questions for Pregnant Women Concerning Tdap Vaccination (updated 2017)

This patient FAQ addresses important patient questions regarding the Tdap vaccine, including who should be vaccinated and when.

Immunization for Women (for Patients)

The Immunization for Women patient page was created by ACOG to provide patients with a central, trusted source of up-to-date information on seasonal flu and other vaccine-preventable diseases, including Tdap. Immunization for Women empowers women with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about immunization and their health.


External Resources

ACIP Recommendations

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a full listing of recommendations by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice, a group of medical professionals that makes vaccine recommendations.

Pregnancy and Whooping Cough: Resources for Healthcare Professionals

This resource page for healthcare professionals, developed and maintained by the CDC, includes tools for practice and materials for patients.

Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)

The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) is a system for collecting, understanding, and sharing information about the possible side effects of vaccines. VAERS is a joint project of the CDC and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), two large US government agencies. 

Pregnancy and Whooping Cough: Resources for Pregnant Women

This resource page for pregnant women, developed and maintained by the CDC, includes tools for practice and materials for patients.

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