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Whooping cough vaccine approved for use during third trimester

October 07, 2022

The US Food & Drug Administration approved tetanus toxoid, reduced diptheria toxoid and acellular pertussis vaccine, adsorbed [Tdap] (Boostrix, GSK) today for immunization during the third trimester of pregnancy to prevent pertussis—or whooping cough—in infants under 2 months of age.