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Too few pregnant women receive both influenza and Tdap vaccines

Key clinical point: Pregnant women need a strong provider recommendation for flu and Tdap vaccines during pregnancy.

Major finding: 65% of pregnant women did not receive both the influenza and Tdap vaccines during pregnancy.

Study details: The findings are based on a March-April 2019 Internet survey of 2,626 women, aged 18-49, who reported being pregnant at any point since August 2018.

Disclosures: The research was funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The authors had no disclosures.


Lindley MC et al. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2019 Oct 8. doi: 10.15585/mmwr.mm6840e1.