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Vaccinologie : nouvelles recommandations pour les rappels tétanos, diphtérie et coqueluche chez l'adulte

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Published in Revue médicale suisse. 2012, vol. 8, no. 324, p. 125-8
Abstract Pertussis remains frequent in Switzerland (4000 yearly cases), where 80% of infants are infected by their family. To better protect parents and infants, a diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (dTpa) booster is thus recommended at 25 years (catch-up 26-29 years), and to adults of any age in personal or professional contacts with infants < or = 6 months. In contrast, diphtheria-tetanus boosters may be spaced every 20 years (dTpa at 25, dT at 45 and 65 years), avoiding useless immunizations. A 10-year interval remains recommended after the age of 65. The Swiss immunization plan thus adapts to recent evidence, to the risk of pushing the habits! Fortunately, a Swiss electronic immunization record allowing a vaccine check (www.myvaccines.ch) is now available for free to both the public and the professio-
Keywords AdultAgedDiphtheria/epidemiology/immunology/prevention & controlDiphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis Vaccine/administration & dosageEvidence-Based MedicineHumansImmunization ScheduleImmunization, Secondary/methods/standardsPractice Guidelines as TopicSwitzerland/epidemiologyTetanus/epidemiology/immunology/prevention & controlTetanus Toxoid/administration & dosageWhooping Cough/epidemiology/immunology/prevention & control
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Research group Centre de Vaccinologie et d'Immunologie néonatale (177)
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SIEGRIST, Claire-Anne. Vaccinologie : nouvelles recommandations pour les rappels tétanos, diphtérie et coqueluche chez l'adulte. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2012, vol. 8, n° 324, p. 125-8. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:30590

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