The Joint Commission has released a new monograph aimed at increasing tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination of adults and adolescents.
The monograph — "Tdap Vaccination Strategies for Adolescents and Adults, Including Health Care Personnel: Strategies from Research and Practice" — aims to help healthcare organizations implement or enhance Tdap vaccination programs, according to a news release from The Joint Comission.
Pertussis rates have increased over the last two decades, and low vaccination rates against pertussis among adolescents and adults are a contributing factor to the rise of whooping cough.
Read the news release on Tdap vaccination from The Joint Commission.
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