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Mortality and morbidity of pertussis in children and young people in New Zealand.

Prepared by the Health Quality & Safety Commission for the Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee, the report emphasises the need for existing immunisation programmes to reduce the risk of pertussis in infants, especially those who are Maori, Pacific or under 3 months of age. The report also establishes the need for strategies to raise awareness of the maternal Tdap immunisation in the third trimester and to improve access to and timely administration of the first three infant immunisation events, particularly for Maori and Pacific infants for whom significant equity issues were identified.

 

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Last updated: May 2017