Cocooning

Cocooning protects infants against pertussis by vaccinating the adults around them.

Recommendations

The CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice (ACIP) voted to recommend that all pregnant women receive the Tdap vaccine, which protects against pertussis. The recommendation calls for the vaccination of all pregnant women regardless of whether they have received Tdap in the past. The ACIP also recommends that any women who are not immunized during pregnancy be given the vaccine immediately postpartum, before they leave the hospital or birthing center.

Cocooning Meeting

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) hosted a meeting in March 2012 to explore community vaccination strategies to protect infants against pertussis.

 

Meeting Presentations

 

Other presentations will be added as permission from the presenters is obtained.

 

Final Report

A final report is available by request. Please contact cipsimmunize@aap.org for a copy.



Last updated: 6/30/14

 




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