Infant Pertusis Update

Since 2010, over 2,500 infants younger than four months of age in California have been reported with pertussis infections. Seventeen of these infants have died, and more than half have been hospitalized. This CDPH Immunization Branch letter describes important measures for pregnant women and infants to protect against infant pertussis. https://www.cdph.ca.gov/healthinfo/discond/pages/pertussis.aspx