Whooping Cough

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I have two major deal-breakers for friends: If you have purchased a pet from a breeder, or if you are anti-vaccination, especially for your child, I am going to seriously re-evaluate the friendship.

With infection rates at 50-year high, whooping cough vaccine recommended for seniors

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Adults ages 65 and older are being urged with renewed emphasis to get the whooping cough (tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis/Tdap) vaccine, according to a new study published Thursday.

FDA approves DPT vaccine for seniors; shingles vaccine under-utilized

A new single-dose vaccine that prevents tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough) in those older than 65 has been approved, the Food and Drug Administration announced Friday.

Seniors face misinformation when seeking whooping cough vaccine

Senior citizens have always been one of the groups most vulnerable to bad strains of the flu and outbreaks of pertussis, or whooping cough. Now they may be at risk for not receiving the appropriate vaccinations, the L.A. Times reported.