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Gail Kuwahara: Be Responsible To Yourself And Others, And Vaccinate – September 24, 2012

By kevpod

It is estimated that one case of undiagnosed pertussis can infect up to 17 other people and that 80 percent of all households will be affected by this disease unless family members get vaccinated. »

Gail Kuwahara: Pertussis Is Here, Potentially Fatal And Preventable – September 20, 2011

By kevpod

The best prevention is vaccination – for you and your family. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends that all children 11 through 18 years old receive one Tdap immunization in place of a Td booster regardless of the interval since the child’s last tetanus shot. »