- •Of 85 birthing hospitals, 4 had pertussis prevention information on newborn pages.
- •Nineteen hospitals had information about pertussis vaccine but not protection of infants.
- •Information on infant pertussis prevention usually required a specific search term.
Vaccinating pregnant women and household contacts of infants is recommended for pertussis prevention. In structured abstraction of Web sites of Michigan birthing hospitals, we found only 36% contained any pertussis prevention information, and it usually required a specific search for pertussis. Hospitals should emphasize pertussis prevention as part of general information for expectant parents.
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This study was funded by an unrestricted grant from the Franny Strong Foundation.
Conflict of interest: None to report.
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