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Whooping cough (Pertussis) : diseases and the vaccines that prevent them: Information for parents.
  • Published Date:
    February 2013
  • Status:
    current
  • Language:
    English
Filetype[PDF - 693.68 KB]


Details:
  • Corporate Authors:
    American Academy of Family Physicians. ; American Academy of Pediatrics. ; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
  • Description:
    Describes symptoms of infection as well as benefits and risks of vaccination.

    Last updated February 2013.

    What is whooping cough? -- What are the symptoms of whooping cough? -- How serious is whooping cough? -- How does whooping cough spread? -- What is the DTaP vaccine? -- Why should my child get the DTaP vaccine? -- When should my child get the DTaP vaccine? -- If my child does not get the DTaP vaccine, will he get whooping cough? -- Is the DTaP vaccine safe? -- How can I learn more about the DTaP vaccine?

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Academy of Family Physicians, and American Academy of Pediatrics strongly recommend all children receive the DTaP vaccine according to the recommended schedule.

    Also called: Whooping cough (Pertussis) for parents: the basics.

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