Vaccine fears: What can you do?

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Whooping Cough (Pertussis) on the Rise in the U.S.

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), last year, more than 21,000 people in the U.S. were diagnosed with whooping cough.  This is the highest rate of whooping cough that the U.S....more

The Pertussis Epidemic and the Anti-Vaccination Movement

These notices should shock you, too -- into action, into calling your pediatrician to make sure your kids are up-to-date on their pertussis vaccinations; into calling your own doctor to make sure you're up-to-date, and getting a Tdap booster if you need it. In other words, into taking pertussis seriously. ...more

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(VIDEO) Whooping Cough Is Back: How to Spot It, How to Prevent It

In some cases, pertussis is deadly. The CDC reports that 18 people died in the U.S. as a result of the disease in 2008, and already two babies have died from pertussis in California this year. ...more

I'm sorry to hear you got it twice. My father got it and it was terrible and lasted for so ...more