Whooping Cough Vaccine Protection Short-Lived, Study Warns

Protection against whooping cough declines during the five years after the fifth dose of vaccine is given to 4- to 6-year-old children, a new study suggests -- leading some experts to urging teens and adults to make sure they are up to date on all recommended booster shots. An outbreak of whooping cough in California led experts to conclude that the current diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccine for children has not worked as well as the older version from nearly two decades...Full Story
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