SSM urges pregnant women to get vaccinated against Tdpa

MORELIA, Mich., January 29, 2023.- Diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough can be serious diseases, therefore, the Michoacán Ministry of Health (SSM) urges pregnant women to apply the Tdpa vaccine to protect their babies against whooping cough during the first weeks of life.

A statement indicates that a single dose of this vaccine administered to pregnant women during the second or third trimester of each pregnancy protects mothers and their babies at birth in their most vulnerable stage, thus contributing to the reduction of diseases and deaths in children under one year.

The foregoing, derived from the fact that infants are at greater risk of having serious complications of whooping cough, which put their lives at risk.

Thus tetanus and diphtheria infections can be fatal to a pregnant person and can result in miscarriage or premature birth. Tetanus can occur in babies whose mothers did not have enough protection and is often fatal.

So far this year, the SSM has applied 36 thousand 121 doses of Tdpa vaccine to Michoacan women in the gestation period; plus 42 more doses of Td (tetanus/diphtheria) to protect your health and that of your babies.

Thus, the institution invites all Michoacán mothers in the gestation period to go to the 364 health centers or hospitals to apply their Tdpa vaccine for free.q

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