Alerts for Ob-Gyns
VACCINE SHORTAGE: CDC had indicated Sanofi Pasteur’s pertussis-containing vaccines, Daptacel (DTaP), Pentacel (DTaP-IPV-Hib) and Adacel (Tdap), will be in short supply between mid-August and mid-October of 2013, due to the delayed release of new vaccine lots. Of note, during this time period, due to significant increases in demand for Boostrix (Tdap), GSK has put in place controls to help manage inventory to maintain continued supply to the marketplace. Therefore, backorder and delays in deliveries may occur, but are expected to be short in duration.
PERTUSSIS ALERT: Texas is currently experiencing a high rate of pertussis outbreaks (1,935 cases as of 9/3/2013). Please click here for more information, including a letter from Texas Health Commissioner David L. Lakey, MD, regarding the outbreak, diagnosis, and treatment.
Last Updated: 9/13/2013