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Whooping cough | Preston Citizen

Whooping cough

November 10, 2012

District health recommends kids/adults get a shot 



Assistant editor

District health officials are recommending both children and adults get vaccinated against whooping cough this fall.

Not only does vaccination protect adults against the highly contagious disease, it reduces the odds they will pass on an illness that can be life-threatening to those most at risk: infants who haven’t finished their full vaccination series, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Wendy Hobley, Region 6 public health nurse manager based in Pocatello, said most of the deaths associated with whooping cough occur in infants. That’s why it is so important for adults to be immunized… to stop the spread of the disease, she said.

This story is sponsored by FCMC Home Health.

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