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Clinical Summary

First vaccine approved to prevent pertussis in infants under 2 months

Liz Scherer   |   19 October 2022

Takeaway

  • Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid, and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine, Absorbed (Tdap; single 0.5 mL dose), is now approved for use during the third trimester of pregnancy to prevent pertussis, according to a statement by the FDA.

Why this matters

  • Tdap is the first vaccine...

          

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