New Pertussis Vaccine Not Too Strong

Dr. William Schaffner says more research is needed to develop a newer and better pertussis vaccine.
3:00 | 09/12/12

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Well the new pertussis vaccine that we're using clearly although it's -- doesn't have the staying power of the old vaccine. And -- unity -- and you become partially susceptible and that's accounting for many of the outbreaks of pertussis that are occurring now across the country. So what will think about going forward. It is whether more frequent boosters aren't necessary and of course there's going to have to gain more search to develop new -- And even better pertussis vaccine but in the meantime. Parents should be sure to get their children vaccinated. According to the recommendations. And the parents should think about getting vaccinated themselves. Because -- all in this together. We want to make sure that we stop the spread of pertussis whooping cough in our communities.

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