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Table 6 Pertussis immunization in close contact persons of newborns – 2012 and 2013 study cohorts

From: Protecting newborns from pertussis – the challenge of complete cocooning

Contact person Birth year 2012 Birth year 2013 Total
N N up to date (%) N total N up to date (%) N total N up to date (%)
Siblings 212 171 (81) 259 201 (78) 471 372 (79)
Grandmothers 324 12 (4) 358 38 (11) 682 50 (7)
Grandfathers 224 9 (4) 270 29 (11) 494 38 (8)
Nanny/daycare 48 0 (0) 30 1 (3) 78 1 (1)
Aunt 25 5 (20) 36 3 (8) 61 8 (13)
Uncle 16 3 (19) 24 4 (17) 40 7 (18)
Other a 26 0 (0) 40 1 (3)b 66 1 (2)
  1. aGodmother (N = 17), Godfather (N = 7), Great-grandmother (N = 4), Great-grandfather (N = 1), Great-aunt (N = 2), Friend of family (N = 5), Cousin (N = 7), Niece (N = 1), Other children at daycare (N = 3), Mother’s cousin (N = 1), not specified (N = 18).
  2. bGodfather.