Association Between Third-Trimester Tdap Immunization and Neonatal Pertussis Antibody Concentration

JAMA
October 9, 2018, Vol 320, No. 14, Pages 1401-1506
http://jama.jamanetwork.com/issue.aspx

Original Investigation
Association Between Third-Trimester Tdap Immunization and Neonatal Pertussis Antibody Concentration

  1. Mary Healy, MD; Marcia A. Rench, BSN; Laurie S. Swaim, MD; et al.

JAMA. 2018;320(14):1464-1470. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.14298
This prospective cohort study assesses whether maternal immunization with tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine, compared with no immunization, is associated with high concentrations of pertussis toxin antibodies at birth and if there is an optimal gestational age for maternal immunization.