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Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health

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Los Angeles County
Department of Public Health
Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health Programs

600 S. Commonwealth Ave.,
8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Tel: (213) 639-6400
Fax: (213) 639-1034
Best Practices Recommendations
All CPSP providers should recognize that immunizations are an essential part of care for pregnant women. Read more on the latest research here.
Give Tdap Vaccine

Maximize convenience for patients by providing Tdap vaccine in your prenatal clinic. Give Tdap during 3rd trimester every pregnancy.

Refer for Tdap

If your clinic does not offer Tdap vaccine:

Write a prescription and refer Fee-for-Service and Presumptive Eligibility Medi-Cal patients to a local pharmacy. Ask for documentation of vaccination.  

Managed Care patients should be referred back to their primary care provider for Tdap. Ask for documentation of Tdap vaccination
Add Tdap to Prenatal Care Checklists

Add Tdap to your prenatal care checklists with other lab and important prenatal tests.

Educate OB and CPSP Staff

Education all clinic staff on the importance of giving Tdap in the 3rd trimester of every pregnancy.

Document Vaccinations

Consider using the California Immunization Registry (CAIR) to document and share immunization records with other providers.

 Click here:
Vaccine Information Statements

Tdap VIS in English, Spanish, and other languages.  

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Give Tdap 3rd Trimester Every Pregnancy
Call Los Angeles County CPSP for More Information 213-639-6419

Report any suspected cases of Pertussis to the L.A. County Morbidity Central Reporting Unit at        (888) 397-3993.  Also, do not wait for lab confirmation as you are mandated to report within one business day.

revised: 07/07/2022

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