Women’s Health

Pregnant Woman being vaccinated

US Maternal Tdap and Influenza Immunization Rate Is Suboptimal

Maternal coverage with tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) and influenza vaccinations between 2010 and 2017 remained suboptimal among large, geographically diverse cohorts in the United States. This is according to data published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine. The data for this retrospective cohort study were extracted from the MarketScan…

newborn infant in hospital

AAP Supports ACOG Recommendations to Prevent Perinatal Group B Streptococcal Disease

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reaffirmed the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ (ACOG) recommendation for the use of universal antenatal microbiologic testing for detecting maternal group B streptococcal (GBS) colonization to facilitate appropriate administration of intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis, according to a clinical report recently published in Pediatrics.1 In addition, the report provides current…

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