AAP recommends pertussis vaccine for grandparents of newborns

09/28/2011 | Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

Individuals older than 65 who are around infants younger than 6 months should receive the tetanus-diptheria-acellular pertussis vaccine to prevent transmission of pertussis or whooping cough, according to a policy statement released by the AAP. The group also recommended Tdap booster shots for children between ages 7 and 10 who are behind on their diptheria-pertussis-tetanus immunizations.

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