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Vaccines Aren't Just for Kids
each year from vaccine -preventable pneumococcal vaccine and whooping cough , plus a shot lower, so their vaccination rates are lower diphtheria/ whooping cough , chickenpox and and tetanus/ whooping cough vaccines are important
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children were growing up. "I can't begin to describe the utter frustration when you are holding a feverish infant with whooping cough in the middle of the night, or your seven-year-old boy sobbing in pain from breaking his arm in a bicycle fall, or
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papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine and don't intend to children with the HPV vaccine , according to Dr increasingly recommending the vaccine , the authors wrote toxoid, and acellular pertussis /tetanus toxoid and reporting without verifying vaccination status through the provider
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lung, he said. Doctors may have removed the lung of the Vatican's new leader for a number of reasons: tuberculosis, whooping cough , complications from pneumonia, or because of a congenital lung defect the pope may have been born with that later caused
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standard treatment in the pre-antibiotic drug era." 2.) He could have had a complication of whooping cough , or pertussis . " Whooping cough can cause disease of the bronchial tube and can cause chronic infection," Schaffner said. 3
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in Louisiana, "1,730 fewer children will receive vaccines for diseases such as measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, whooping cough , influenza, and Hepatitis B due to reduced funding for vaccinations of about $118,000," it reads. http://abcn
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in Louisiana, "1,730 fewer children will receive vaccines for diseases such as measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, whooping cough , influenza, and Hepatitis B due to reduced funding for vaccinations of about $118,000," it reads. READ: The full
Childhood Vaccine Schedule Safe, IOM Says
strongly associated with reducing vaccine -preventable diseases parental concerns about vaccination and potential side effects providers and parents about vaccine safety concerns." Chaired information on demographics, vaccination history, diagnoses, medical
Whooping Cough Vaccine Protection May Wane Over Time
The vaccine against whooping cough appears to childhood vaccination increases those with whooping cough were less doses of the DTaP (diphtheria acellular pertussis ) vaccine than those introduction of a whooping cough vaccine in
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wide open spaces in the summer." Perskin also suggests getting vaccinated against other disease, such as whooping cough , or pertussis . Although it may seem inconvenient to worry about flu shots on top of everything else, the alternative could
Non-Medical Vaccination Opt-Outs on the Rise
Prevention on vaccination exemption rates They compared vaccine opt-out rates increasing vaccine coverage rates of vaccine -preventable incidence of pertussis -- commonly known as whooping cough -- in states
Whooping Cough Vaccine Protection Short-Lived, Study Warns
Protection against whooping cough declines fifth dose of vaccine is given outbreak of whooping cough in California acellular pertussis ( DTaP ) vaccine for children Medicine. Whooping cough -- formally called " pertussis " -- is
Whooping Cough Vaccine Too Weak To Protect Against Disease?
of cases of whooping cough in more than by a weaker vaccine , many experts acellular Pertussis ( DTaP ) vaccine for children protecting against whooping cough as the older also known as pertussis , have been
Whooping Cough Vaccine Needs a Boost
we're seeing pertussis in the United that the newer vaccine that we're withheld from vaccination . War there vaccination are pockets of pertussis whooping cough in those children outbreaks of pertussis that are occurring-- large outbreaks that we're seeing -- pertussis in the United States and Australia and perhaps other parts of the world. All are because of two things the major issue. Is that the newer vaccine that we're using it provides great strong protection nationally but that protection wanes over time. And that's the main issue. Now there's also -- problem that some children -- being withheld from vaccination . War there vaccination schedule is being stretched out so those children remain completely susceptible. And here in there there are pockets of pertussis whooping cough in those children also. But the big problem is that all of us need boosters. -- this vaccine that we're using today you know. Every adolescent should get a booster with tetanus diphtheria whooping cough vaccine . And indeed virtually every adult also is eligible for booster. We need to deliver this vaccine . Much more comprehensively. So we can curtail. And in these outbreaks of pertussis that are occurring across this country.
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in reported pertussis cases. And vaccinations vaccination is the best we start the vaccine primary series combined with the pertussis and that is mention your vaccine against pertussis delayed their vaccination . That makes vulnerable to pertussis and we knowpiece of personal what is looking off. So -- office caused by pertussis . Which is a bacterial infection that's very contagious and the tricky thing about pertussis is that it starts off as a common cold cough maybe even a fever and but that -- doesn't go away andinto its own and that's something you don't need an antibiotic for. Pertussis are looking -- generally want the diagnosis is made. We -- an antibiotic if you can help shorten the duration of symptoms but also help prevent the spread to other people in the family in the community. So how common is looking -- because when I first. -- started reading about this but this is something I really don't hear about very often. Right and it's something we didn't hear about very often but since the 1980s is actually an increase in reported pertussis cases. And in fact in the year 2010 there are more than 27000. Reported cases and they were probably even more than went. I'm reported because people didn't recognize the symptoms so it's stuff we're coming back until we need to do what we can to protect people against getting -- -- fast car and what are the ways people can protect an obvious symptoms and vaccinations -- vaccination is the best way we can do that we start the vaccine primary series. At two months so intense look at vaccinated two months four months six months. Between fifteen and eighteen months and then again between 46 here's today's. And then eleven to twelve years and it's. And for adults -- teens they didn't get that eleven to twelve booster with the test this vaccine as an adult instead of just getting. A tetanus shot you can get a combined with the pertussis and that is now the recommendations. All right and what if because a lot of times parents don't know if they've. Are as adults we don't know is if we got the booster shot can you get is our problem to to get the extra booster -- get the vaccine . Even if you already did happen. Well actually the pertussis vaccine combined with the diphtheria and tetanus vaccines. Wasn't available for people over the age of seven until 2005. So if you haven't gotten a tetanus vaccine . Since since 2005. In all likelihood you didn't get the vaccine with the pertussis component so for adults. When you get the tetanus vaccine should ask your health care provider to have the the booster with the pertussis component. Especially if you're an adult taking care of young children so if you're about to become a grandparent or if you were -- daycare center. Fred you're exposed to young infants it's really important as an adult that you mention your vaccine against pertussis because. The bacterial infection is much more severe in infants and young children. Okay well want to ask about seven who's most at risk. Those whom the young ones with that we can make you immune system. Well it's really children adolescents it's impossible to tend to be the most severely affected. On many of those children will go on to develop pneumonia sometimes even. They have convulsions and rarely there can be deaths from pertussis so it's really important that anyone -- around this young children. Get vaccinated that parents be sure to get that protest -- sexy on time according to the recommended schedule from the American academy of pediatrics the Centers for Disease Control. If you have a child that is delayed their vaccination . That makes them more vulnerable to pertussis and we know from the numbers in 2010 that there are people walking around in the community with pertussis so we really need to do what we can. To protect those children that are too young to be vaccinated are still
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But the vaccine has not just preventable. Whooping cough can be deadly known as whooping cough a highly introduction of pertussis vaccine in idea cough vaccination was. And number of whooping cough cases sinceUS which has health officials reminding families to get vaccinated. But the vaccine has not just for the young anymore it is now recommended for adolescents and adults. After -- two pastors here of counsel about them. No Robin even though it's easily preventable. Whooping cough can be deadly to infants. Still many mothers don't realize the risks it's a sad lesson one family wants others to learn38 days old. Kelly grace had somehow caught -- Better known as whooping cough a highly contagious bacterial infection. Since the introduction of pertussis vaccine in the 1940s the disease was thought to be well controlled in this country. But in 2005. There were 25000. Cases. New mothers during courage to be vaccinated before leaving the hospital. We had no idea -- cough vaccination was. And I did but it -- and -- mothers to have we believe mentioned to us nobody about -- up towe believe that every new mom Cindy. He required. To get this vaccination . But doing -- me. At least three states in particular -- reported spikes in the number of whooping cough cases since the beginning of this year. California Ohio and Kentucky. But since we're seeing a rise nationwide it's a good time for families everywhere to check with their doctors about vaccination for this and many of the other illnesses that can easily could be prevented -- -- reverend thanks for bring this to our attention it was heartbreaking to see Katie and her husband what they. What they went through she did not get the whopping cough vaccine after birth she did not she did not and that's a recommendation. -- many people think that vaccination is is just for children and after school age you don't have to worry about it. But there are a lot of vaccines have been developed since we were kids and a lot of the vaccines we got his children. We're -- as you as you get older so -- there's a long list that you need to think about in addition to whooping -- their vaccines against hepatitis measles mumps rubella. The flu shot. Pneumonia meningitis the cervical cancer vaccine chicken -- So there's a lot of things to talk to your doctor about to make sure that your fully protected as
Whooping Cough Rising at Alarming Rate
With the vaccine itself. Six think that pertussis is like yesterday's you get your vaccination Terry's as protected from pertussis has an adult. Whooping cough is a respiratory year's spike in whooping cough is surprisingand doctors fear that means there may be a problem. With the vaccine itself. Six month old Elian -- Hartford is about to get her third vaccine to protect her from -- -- But her mom says she didn't know she needed to keep herself up to date or booster shot. When I took my opinion assaults -- -- -- terminated -- -- people think that pertussis is like yesterday's disease and I think we have vaccinations and kids are doing just fine but in fact. It is not yesterday's disease nearly 181000. Cases have been reported so far this year. That's more than double the case -- seen this time last year. It's been attributed to nine deaths the biggest outbreaks are in Washington Wisconsin Minnesota Arizona and New York. Because you get your vaccination Terry's as a child -- -- and diminish over time -- need to get an adult sisters -- I you're protected from pertussis has an adult. Whooping cough is a respiratory infection that can easily spread with the infected person coughs or sneezes. The vaccine series starts about two months and ends when a child is about six months old since symptoms and older children and adults can be mild. Those who aren't vaccinated may not realize -- contagious that poses the greatest risk to babies under the age -- one because their immune system is still developing. If your new mom and you dad if you're grandparent if -- -- -- if you're going to be seeing your niece or nephew Chris under one. Make sure going -- your booster before you go for that present every adult should do it. This year's spike in whooping cough is surprising and investigators fear it could be a shortcoming in the vaccines. -- -- Is that -- -- -- -- alert
Is Your Child Safe From Whooping Cough ?
vaccinations. Death from whooping cough is rare. But the their doses of the vaccine . Here with back medically known as pertussis . And what its cough is caused by pertussis which of the bacteria children on time that pertussis vaccine the company's Janine now that's vaccination schedule has beenThanks to vaccinations. Death from whooping cough is rare. But the severe coughing spells it causes can be dangerous to young infants who have not yet received all their doses of the vaccine . Here with back to basics and to -- parents about the diseases pediatrician doctor Alanna Levine -- -- great to see you again thanks so He could first tell us what. -- cough is exactly I know medically known as pertussis . And what its symptoms are the peso. Whopping cough is caused by pertussis which of the bacteria and very contagious bacteria which is -- it -- -- much. In the beginning the symptoms really are
New Pertussis Vaccine Not Too Strong
the new pertussis vaccine that we're using of the outbreaks of pertussis that are occurring new And even better pertussis vaccine but in the stop the spread of pertussis whooping cough in our communitiesWell 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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