Receive Free Tdap Vaccine
Maximize convenience for patients by providing Tdap
vaccine in your clinic. Click
here for an application for
FREE Tdap Vaccine for pregnant women and household contacts from the State
General Fund .
Tdap Vaccine is a Medi-Cal Pharmacy Benefit (available at no charge to patient)
For Medi-Cal Managed Care patients, call the member services number on the back of their Medi-Cal Benefits Identification Card (BIC). For Medi-Cal Fee-for-service (including Presumptive Eligibility), call your local pharmacy to confirm availability.
Implement Standing Orders
Research shows increased acceptance of Tdap by the
patient/family if the physician/provider verbally
recommends Tdap vaccination during prenatal visits.
Consider implementing standing orders for Tdap.
Click here for an example.
Give Consistent Tdap Message
All clinic team members should give the same message
when educating patients and their family/support system
regarding the importance, timing, safety, effectiveness
of the Tdap vaccine.
Say: “The Tdap vaccine protects you and your baby
from pertussis (whooping cough).”
“The whooping cough vaccine during your 3rd trimester
will help protect your baby starting at their first
Don’t Say: “If you don’t get
Tdap, your baby can get really
Give Tdap 3rd Trimester
Call Los Angeles County CPSP for
more information 213-639-6419