CDC Finds That Tdap Vaccination During Pregnancy Protects Newborns from Whooping Cough

During their first two months of life, newborns are the most vulnerable to whooping cough, or pertussis. Whooping cough is highly contagious, and can be dangerous for infants who are not old enough to be vaccinated. A study  that tracked infant whooping cough cases from 2000-2019 found that Tdap vaccination during pregnancy is associated with reduced rates in newborns. The CDC reports that women should get vaccinated during their third trimester.