TITLE

Pertussis: An Overview of the Disease, Immunization, and Trends for Nurses

AUTHOR(S)
Spratling, Regena; Carmon, Myra
PUB. DATE
September 2010
SOURCE
Pediatric Nursing;Sep/Oct2010, Vol. 36 Issue 5, p239
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Pertussis is a vaccine-preventable childhood disease characterized by bouts of "whooping cough." In 2006, vaccination guidelines for pertussis were recommended to include Tdap for routine use in adolescents 11 to 18 years of age and single doses for adults 19 to 64 years of age. Despite these revisions in the vaccination guidelines for adolescents, the incidence of the disease continues to increase in the U.S. The vaccine for pertussis is an essential component in disease prevention. Nurses have an important role in the prevention of pertussis through vaccination education and administration, as well as in the early identification of disease outbreaks.
ACCESSION #
54408917

 

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