Recommendation for the use of newly introduced Tdap vaccine in Korea

Kyong Min Choi, Kyung Hyo Kim, Yae Jean Kim, Jong Hyun Kim, Su Eun Park, Hoan Jong Lee, Byung Wook Eun, Dae Sun Jo, Eun Hwa Choi, Young Jin Hong

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Pertussis is an acute respiratory infection characterized by paroxysmal cough and inspiratory whoop for over 2 weeks. The incidence of pertussis has decreased markedly after the introduction of DTwP/DTaP vaccine, but the incidence of pertussis has increased steadily among young infant and among adolescents and adults in many countries. Td vaccine was used in this age group but the increase in pertussis has lead to the development of a Tdap vaccine. The Tdap vaccine is a Td vaccine with a pertussis vaccine added and is thought to decrease the incidence and transmission of pertussis in the respective age group. In Korea, two products are approved by the KOREA FOOD & DRUG ADMINISTRATION, which are ADACEL™ (Sanofi-Pasteur, Totonto, Ontario, Canada) and BOOSTRIX® (GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals, Rixensart, Belgium) for those aged between 11-64. This report summarizes the recommendations approved by the Committee on Infectious Diseases, the Korean Pediatric Society.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-145
Number of pages5
JournalKorean Journal of Pediatrics
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2011


  • Pertussis
  • Tdap vaccine


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