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I have a pregnant patient who is 26 weeks along and received a Tdap vaccine 2 1/2 months ago because of healthcare employment. Normally, we give our pregnant patients Tdap between 27 and 36 weeks as recommended. Should we give her another dose of Tdap when she reaches 27 weeks gestation?
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices does not recommend Tdap more than once during a pregnancy. The Tdap she received earlier in pregnancy may not provide optimal protection from pertussis for the infant, but some protection is expected. More information can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pregnancy/pregnant-women/tdap.html.
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