In response to this escalating public health concern, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases held the workshop "Overcoming Waning Immunity in Pertussis Vaccines" in September 2019 to identify issues and possible solutions for the defects in immunity stimulated by acellular pertussis vaccines. Discussions covered aspects of the current problem, gaps in knowledge and possible paths forward. This review summarizes presentations and discussions of some of the key points that were raised by the workshop.
Damron FH, Barbier M, Dubey P, Edwards KM, Gu XX, Klein NP, Lu K, Mills KHG, Pasetti MF, Read RC, Rohani P, Sebo P, Harvill ET. (2020). Overcoming Waning Immunity in Pertussis Vaccines: Workshop of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950), 205(4)