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We describe a pertussis outbreak in the Vallès region of Catalonia, from September 2023 to April 2024. Incidence was high in children aged 10–14 years compared with previous outbreaks. Limited impact in newborns could be explained by the high vaccination coverage during pregnancy and at 11 months of age in 2022, at 85% and 94.1 %, respectively. A third booster vaccine dose during preadolescence should be considered and vaccination coverage in pregnant women be improved to control future outbreaks.

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2024-06-13
2024-07-22
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