Whooping Cough (Pertussis) Vaccination

Posted at 3:22 pm on 01/21/2015 by Powlin V. Manuel
Whooping cough or pertussis has been of recent interest for adults as well as children recently as infectivity of this organism in very high with almost everyone exposed can be susceptible to get the infection after exposure to infected individuals. It is important to know the new recommendation on the vaccination to prevent pertussis infection which follows:

Pertussis Prevention:

Immunization recommendations (Maldonaod, Y.A., 2013):
There are two vaccines approved: Boostrix for childern 10 years and older, and Adacel for children 11 years and older. American Academy of Pediatrics reommends Tdap for 11 to 18 years of age and adults 65 years or older who anticipates contact with infants or those who has not received persutssis vaccines in the past.

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