Thumbs up for Tdap vaccination in pregnancy

Immunising pregnant woman with combined pertussis vaccine is a safe and potentially more effective way of preventing infant whooping cough, a new US study shows.

Findings of a small trial involving 48 pregnant women found that immunisation with tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine in the third trimester did not increase the risk of adverse events for either mother or baby.

Furthermore, infants of vaccinated mothers had a higher level of