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Whooping Cough Vaccine

Going Back To The Old Whooping Cough Vaccine Could Save Lives

LiveScience.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.30.2016 | Healthy Living

By: Rachael Rettner Published: 03/29/2016 11:01 AM EDT on LiveScience Newer isn't always better — some researchers are proposing to bring back an o...

Autism Without Fear: Hold It--Donald Trump's a Moron on Vaccines? No. WASHINGTON'S a Moron on Vaccines!

Michael John Carley | Posted 09.22.2016 | Politics
Michael John Carley

The comments of Obama, McCain, Hilary, Trump...etc. are mere reflections of the DC-area's widespread ignorance on this subject.

The Good and the Bad: The Whooping Cough Vaccine

Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP | Posted 05.13.2016 | Parents
Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP

We're learning this week that there's good news and bad news when it comes to the effectiveness of the whooping cough vaccine. Two new Pediatrics studies show we still have a lot to learn about how we protect babies and kids when it comes to pertussis.

Doctor's Perspective: Family Health Tips for the Holiday Season

Siobhan M. Dolan, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 02.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Siobhan M. Dolan, M.D., M.P.H.

As a mom, I understand the importance of keeping yourself and your family as healthy as possible. There are many different precautions you can take to stay on top of your family's health, and these tips are just a few ways you can get started.

Parents' Whooping Cough Vaccines May Protect Babies

Posted 09.16.2014 | Parents

BY ANDREW M. SEAMAN NEW YORK Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:26pm EDT (Reuters Health) - When babies are too young to get the whooping cough vaccine, vaccinati...

Whooping Cough Vaccine Safe For Pregnant Women

Posted 08.01.2014 | Parents

By Madeline Kennedy NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Pregnant women in their third trimester can safely receive the whooping cough vaccine to prevent ...

Experts Unsure On Extra Whooping Cough Vaccine Dose

Posted 08.20.2013 | Healthy Living

By: Rachael Rettner, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 06/20/2013 09:11 AM EDT on LiveScience Amid rising rates of whooping cough, some healt...

Whooping Cough Vaccine Protection Weakens As Kids Get Older: Study

Reuters | Posted 05.12.2013 | Parents

March 12 (Reuters) - Protection against whooping cough starts to weaken a few years after preschool children get their final shot, according to a U....

Nearly Half Of U.S. Children Late Receiving Vaccines

Reuters | Posted 03.24.2013 | Parents

Jan 22 (Reuters) - Nearly half of babies and toddlers in the United States aren't getting recommended vaccines on time, according to a study - and i...

REPORT: Vaccine Timetable Is Safe For Children

Reuters | Posted 03.18.2013 | Parents

* No evidence that immunization schedule is unsafe -IOM * Expert panel calls for continued study * IOM says review is mo...

Whooping Cough Immunity May Wane After Vaccination

Reuters | Posted 01.27.2013 | Healthy Living

By Genevra Pittman Nov 27 (Reuters Health) - Unvaccinated youngsters were nine times more likely to contract whooping cough during a ...

New Vaccination Law May Prevent Most Calif. Students From Attending School

Posted 06.26.2011 | Education

In the midst of one of the worst whooping cough epidemics our country has seen in half a century, the majority of California's schoolchildren may not ...

Demystifying Medicine: The Whopping Cough

Meena Lagnese, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Meena Lagnese, M.D.

Whooping cough is a very contagious disease caused by the bacteria Bordetella pertussis. It is spread from person to person, usually by sneezing or coughing, often at distances of five feet or less.

Coughing Up the Facts on Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

One possible reason we are seeing an upswing in whooping cough cases may be due to parents withholding the pertussive vaccine from children based on the unfounded fear that it causes autism.