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Whooping cough—where are we now? A review

NZ Literature Abstract

posted by WM Admin on 12 June 2015

Authors

Tomasz Kiedrzynski
Ange Bissielo
Suryaprakash Mishra
Don Bandaranayake

Year of Publication

2015

Source

New Zealand Medical Journal, 128(1416)

Publication Type

Journal article (peer reviewed)

Publication Status

Completed

Abstract

"This paper describes the recent trends of pertussis and vaccine uptake in New Zealand based on notifications and immunisation registration information since 2011. It highlights the current risk for the infant in the first months after birth and the crucial role a pertussis booster in pregnancy could play. It also aims to show that protection of infants by the current vaccine can be improved by timely immunisation even in a situation of improving overall uptake rates that are nearing the national target of 95%".

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