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Tdap Vaccine in Pregnancy

Anna, nurse practitioner at the Homewood office, explains Tdap vaccine in pregnancy. At After Ours, we want to make sure our patients are educated on exactly what they need during their pregnancy.

What is Tdap (tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis)?

Tdap is a vaccine that protects against three serious diseases:

Whooping cough(pertussis) is a highly contagious disease that causes sever coughing. Newborns and babies are at high risk of severe whooping cough, which can be life-threatening.

Tetanus bacteria can enter the body through a break in the skin.