Whooping Cough Vaccine's Protection Fades Quickly
Effectiveness of the vaccine within one year of the final booster was 73 percent. But it fell to 34 percent in two to four years, an analysis of a Washington state epidemic found.
Whooping Cough is on the rise across the country, and it’s not just a disease that young children and their parents have to worry about. In adults, it is called Pertussis, and it can last for months. It is highly contagious, and booster shots are recommended about every 10 years.
Vaccine Refusals Fueled California's Whooping Cough Epidemic
The whooping cough vaccine isn't perfect, but public health officials suspected that something else contributed to the 2010 pertussis outbreak in California. A study finds that neighborhoods where more parents filed for vaccination exemptions for their children had higher rates of infection.
Whooping Cough (Pertussis) (for Parents)
Pertussis is characterized by severe coughing spells that end in a whooping sound when the person breathes in. It can be prevented with the pertussis vaccine, part of the DTaP immunization.
Whooping Cough (Pertussis) in Hamilton County, Ohio
Whooping cough, also known as Pertussis, was on the rise in Hamilton County, Ohio until 2015 - let's do even better in 2016! Learn the statistics, what whoop...