[MCOH-EH] Updated Pertussis Vaccination

Kim Mccracken kmccracken at mcleodhealth.org
Thu Jan 17 08:27:28 PST 2019

We offer one time vaccine and then update with Td in 10 years.
Only exception: pertussis exposures: our IC has recommended booster if it has been greater than 2 years since the employee received Tdap and they are exposed to pertussis.

From: MCOH-EH [mailto:mcoh-eh-bounces+kmccracken=mcleodhealth.org at mylist.net] On Behalf Of Tara Dockery
Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2019 11:09 AM
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Great question – people have been asking me because their personal providers were sending them a document saying they were due for an other vaccine. At this point we have been telling people it is not our policy to vaccinate again and they should get it at their physicians office, and if they do to get a copy to bring to me for their employee health files.
Is anyone doing this?


Tara Lee Dockery, IP, MT(ASCP), BS | Infection Preventionist and Employee Health
Ocean Beach Hospital and Medical Clinics
174 1st Ave North | P.O. Box H | Ilwaco |WA | 98624
Phone: 360.642.6307 | Cell : 509-760-7397 | Fax: 360-642-6309  |tdockery at oceanbeachhospital.com<mailto:tdockery at oceanbeachhospital.com>

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From: MCOH-EH [mailto:mcoh-eh-bounces at mylist.net] On Behalf Of Cockrum, MD David S
Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2019 7:08 AM
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Subject: [MCOH-EH] Updated Pertussis Vaccination


Do any hospitals/med centers have policy on re-immunizing HCWs with Tdap sooner than the usual 10 year cycle? CDC doesn’t seem to indicate the usefulness, but our OB feels that the pertussis immunity wanes within 2 years, so we’re debating whether we need to consider a policy for re-immunizing, esp in OB and Peds.

Any evidence (literature or expert guidance) to back it up would be appreciated!







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