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March 28, 2011 -- The American College of Physicians (ACP) has
signed on to a
letter drafted by the American Nurses Association (ANA)
supporting recent recommendations from the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention's (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization
Practices (ACIP) for adolescent and adult pertussis vaccinations.
The letter also encourages health care providers to get their own
vaccination, and to use an accompanying dosing guide outlining
vaccine type and schedule for various groups.
Pertussis, also known as "whooping cough," can cause severe
illness and even death for infants less than 1-year-old, though the
disease can occur in all ages. Pertussis outbreaks have been
reported in areas across the country as early as 2008, with the
most serious epidemic arising in California. Nearly 9,500 cases of
pertussis were reported in California in 2010, the most cases since
1945 and highest incidence (per 100,000) in 52 years, including 10
Studies show that infants are most likely to contract pertussis
from parents, siblings, grandparents or other members of a
household. As a result, the CDC's ACIP now is recommending that new
demographic groups -- adults 65-and-older and children ages 7 to 10
-- get the vaccine. The purpose of broadening immunization is to
create a protective "cocoon" for newborns and infants, who need
time for their own vaccine series to provide protection.
The letter advises health care professionals to be especially
mindful about offering the Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and acellular
pertussis) vaccine to post-partum or breastfeeding women and family
members before the woman's discharge from the hospital or birthing
The letter's release coincides with CDC's National Immunization
Conference this week, where ANA will highlight the progress of
Bringing Immunity to Every Community, a joint ANA-CDC project aimed
at increasing vaccination rates and reducing incidence of
Other organizations backing the letter's recommendations
include: American Academy of Family Physicians; American Academy of
Pediatrics; American College of Nurse Midwives; American Medical
Association; Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal
Nurses; National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners; and
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
About the American College of Physicians
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medical specialty organization and the second-largest physician
group in the United States. ACP members include 130,000 internal
medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and
medical students. Internists specialize in the prevention,
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