Infant pertussis prevention information on Web sites of Michigan birthing hospitals.

Vaccinating pregnant women and household contacts of infants is recommended for pertussis prevention. In structured abstraction of Web sites of Michigan birthing hospitals, we found only 36% contained any pertussis prevention information, and it usually required a specific search for pertussis. Hospitals should emphasize pertussis prevention as part of general information for expectant parents.

 

Authors:Clark SJ1, Shoulders EN2, Davis MM3.

Journal:Am J Infect Control. 2014

Link:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25444272