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The vaccine offers strong protection to infants, especially during the first 2 months of life.
A meta-analysis of 50 studies finds vaccine refusal common in measles, pertussis outbreaks.
Baxter R, Bartlett J, Fireman B, et al. Effectiveness of vaccination during pregnancy to prevent infant pertussis. Pediatrics 2017 (published online Apr 3)
Riise OR, Laake I, Vestrheim D, et al. Risk of pertussis in relation to degree of prematurity in children less than 2 years of age. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2017 May;36(5):e151-6
Torzsa P, Devadiga R, Tafalla M. Seroprevalence of Bordetella pertussis antibodies in adults in Hungary: results of an epidemiological cross-sectional study. BMC Infect Dis 2017 Apr 4;17:242
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