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I was talking with a patient’s mom in the office today and she asked about the Pertussis Vaccine for herself.  In the past, it was recommended in the immediate post-partum period; that is, right after delivery.  However, the most recent research and recommendations have changed that.  It is now recommended after the 20th week of pregnancy.  This change is only for women who have not been previously immunized for pertussis.