Comment on “The impact of past vaccination coverage and immunity on pertussis resurgence”

Science Translational Medicine
19 December 2018  Vol 10, Issue 472
http://stm.sciencemag.org/

Technical Comment

Comment on “The impact of past vaccination coverage and immunity on pertussis resurgence”
By Kathleen Winter, Nicola P. Klein, Sarah Ackley, James D. Cherry
Science Translational Medicine19 Dec 2018 Full Access
A recently published study does not accurately model the resurgence of pertussis observed in the United States due to the lack of acellular pertussis vaccine recipients in the study cohort.
Abstract
Limitations in the data used for a recent modeling study of pertussis resurgence in the US may explain why the results were not consistent with several observational studies demonstrating a shorter duration of protection after acellular pertussis vaccine administration.