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Vaccinate with TDaP EVERY Pregnancy???

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What are they, nuts??????  this is in the NEW recommendations for adults...can you imagine a mother getting that every other year due to being pregnant, and the accumulation of toxins in her??

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/778046



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Tdap

The policy change in Tdap, the tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis vaccine, comes on the heels of pertussis outbreaks across the United States. The new recommendation is to vaccinate pregnant women in each and every pregnancy in the third trimester, preferably between 27 and 36 weeks. This includes pregnant women who have been vaccinated previously. Tdap is FDA approved for adults as single use only, so repeat maternal vaccination is an off-label use. Tdap booster is recommended universally for all adults, including those aged 65 years and older.

New Adult Immunization Schedule: A Quick Overview

Sandra Adamson Fryhofer, MD

DisclosuresJan 29, 2013


Hello. I'm Dr. Sandra Fryhofer. Welcome to Medicine Matters. The topic: immunization 2013 -- a review of key changes in the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices' (ACIP's) new adult immunization schedule published in Annals of Internal Medicine.[1] Here is why it matters.

Each year, as many as 50,000 adult Americans die of vaccine-preventable diseases. That's why adult immunizations are important and must be timely. Of note, many of the changes in the new schedule are off-label uses and thus extend beyond US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved licensing parameters. Here is what's new.

Tdap

The policy change in Tdap, the tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis vaccine, comes on the heels of pertussis outbreaks across the United States. The new recommendation is to vaccinate pregnant women in each and every pregnancy in the third trimester, preferably between 27 and 36 weeks. This includes pregnant women who have been vaccinated previously. Tdap is FDA approved for adults as single use only, so repeat maternal vaccination is an off-label use. Tdap booster is recommended universally for all adults, including those aged 65 years and older.

Pneumococcal Vaccine

There is a change in pneumococcal vaccination strategies for immunocompromised adults. ACIP recommends that pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) 13 (Prevnar 13), a new PCV vaccine, be given to all immunocompromised adults ages 19 years and older. It should be given in addition to, not instead of, pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV) 23 (Pneumovax). Patients include those with functional or anatomic asplenia, HIV infection, cancer, advanced kidney disease, or other immunocompromising conditions. Timing and order of the 2 vaccinations are important, so check the new adult schedule for the details. This recommendation also deviates from FDA licensing. When ACIP made this recommendation, Prevnar was FDA approved for adults age 50 and older but not for those ages 19-49.

Influenza

Influenza vaccination is recommended for everyone over 6 months old. That still stands, but there has been a name change. Instead of TIV, which stands for trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine, the new name is IIV -- inactivated influenza vaccine. Also, starting next year, many manufacturers will transition from a trivalent formulation that covers 2 strains of influenza A and 1 strain of influenza B to a quadrivalent formulation that doubles the coverage for these strains. For specific adult vaccine information at your fingertips, download the ACP Immunization Advisor from the Website or as a mobile app.

For Medicine Matters, I'm Dr. Sandra Fryhofer.


by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 9:24 PM
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Magnolia7
by Member on Feb. 7, 2013 at 10:33 AM
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I have ... so far time and money are just not working with that plan.  Even being an NP would be a better situation.  I would looove to be a midwife but am worried there's no job market for that down here.  It's definitely something that I will do some day - every day I go to work is so frustrating because I don't see that we're really helping people. So change has to be on the horizon for my own sanity :)


Quoting tansyflower:

have you ever thought of going back to school?  you know even going to be an osteopath would be a wonderful career.  i have just recently switched from being a massage therapist (which i have done for over a decade and did enjoy) to owning my own small business selling non-gmo chemical free veggies to local families.  its something i really believe in and am excited about!

it would be wonderful if you could find something you really enjoyed! its always good to have a career that you love :)

Quoting Magnolia7:

My hubby is a paramedic and we just had the discussion the other night that in the event of a heart attack we wouldn't even want "modern" care for that.  After reading up on nutrition I've learned that the stents and bypasses we do actually offer very little relief and definitely no cure in the long run.  And yet for all of the people I run to the cath lab, no one (except me) ever talks to them about real lifestyle changes.  Just surgery, balloons, and pills.  Oh, and the low salt/low fat "cardiac" diet. 

The only thing that I have really enjoyed about my career was being a medic.  Yes, it was a lot of taxi rides for people who abuse the system but once in a while there were people who I really did help and I loved that. 

I even tried being a school nurse for a while, but was so disgusted by the vaccine peddling that I just couldn't do it.   

I'm going to have to search for a naturopath, that sounds excellent, how awesome you found such a good one.


Quoting tansyflower:




Presley77
by Member on Feb. 8, 2013 at 10:45 PM

I told my dr NO. She kept pushing and I kept resisting. She also tried to push the flu shot on me constantly while I was pregs. HELL NO. Im so glad I never have to see them again now that Im no longer preg!

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