DSHS Immunization Branch- Pertussis Media Campaigns - Information on DSHS Pertussis Cocooning Campaign, links to website, brochures, handouts, and video.
DSHS Immunization Branch- Literature & Forms Online Ordering - Online ordering available for vaccine preventable disease literature and forms.
DSHS Vaccine Preventable Disease Surveillance Guidelines- Resource for Local and Regional health staff who are conducting VPD investigations.
DSHS Epi Case Criteria Guide- Resource for Local and Regional health staff to help determine case criteria and case classification.
CDC Pertussis Homepage
Best Practices for Health Care Professionals on the use of Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) for Diagnosing Pertussis - A compilation of best practices intended to help health care professionals optimize the use of PCR testing for pertussis by avoiding some of the more common pitfalls leading to inaccurate results.
Guidelines Pertussis (PDF, 771KB) -Pertussis Information from Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, The Pink Book
Publications CDC Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Pertussis-Related Publications:
- Updated Recommendations for Use of Tetanus, Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine (Tdap) in Pregnant Women and Persons Who Have or Anticipate Having Close Contact with an Infant Aged <12 Months--Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), 2011 (HTML | PDF, 207KB)
MMWR October 21, 2011;60(41);1424-1426.
- FDA Approval of Expanded Age Indication for a Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine (HTML | PDF, 207KB)
MMWR September 23, 2011;60(37);1279-1280.
- Recommended Antimicrobial Agents for the Treatment and Postexposure Prophylaxis of Pertussis
(HTML | PDF, 207KB)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Immunization Program
2005 CDC Guidelines
CDC Commentary- Pertussis Diagnosis: Avoid the Pitfalls of PCR (5:44 minutes, Date Released: 02/28/2011)
Learn how to optimize the use of PCR testing for pertussis by avoiding some of the more common pitfalls leading to inaccurate results. (Note: Sign up for a free Medscape account, if you do not already have an account, in order to view.)
IMMUNIZATION ACTION COALITION (IAC) RESOURCES
Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)- Pertussis Questions & Answers
IAC Pertussis Videos- Several videos of children with pertussis
IAC Pertussis Case Histories- Stories of those affected by pertussis
Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases (PKids)- Silence the Sounds of Pertussis Campaign
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Vaccine Education Center:
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