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Pregnant? Get Vaccinated Against Whooping Cough

Members of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted June 22 to recommend pregnant women who previously were not vaccinated to do so. Credit: Getty Images If you're pregnant, a federal advisory panel recommends you get vac...Researchers say vaccinated mothers can pass some immunity to their children.

Australian Parents Pay the Price for Doubting Vaccines

Australia has a full-blown epidemic on its hands. Credit: AFP/Getty Images As cases of whooping cough are spreading in the land Down Under, Australian doctors are warning parents of newborn babies to keep their children home. The Lon...Country in the grip of whooping cough epidemic, largely the result of boycotting vaccines.

Vaccine Exemptions for Religious Reasons May Face Stricter Guidelines in N.J.

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New Jersey laws may be getting stricter with regard to religious exemption from required vaccines. Credit: Getty With the autism-vaccine connection disproved last year, you would think fewer pare...
Religious vaccine exemptions may face stricter guidelines in New Jersey.

AAP Announces New Immunization Guidelines for Kids, Teens

This year's immunization guidelines cover a range of conditions such as influenza, pertussis and genital warts. Credit: Justin Sullivan, Getty Images Today, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released the recommended childhood ...Among the new guidelines is a recommendation that adolescents get a booster dose of meningococcal vaccine.

New California Law Mandates Whooping Cough Booster Shot for Teens

Come September, teens won't be allowed in public or private schools without proof of a whooping cough booster shot. Credit: Getty If you live in California, you'll need to add one more thing to your back-to-school to-do list. A ne...New California law requires kids in grades seven through 12 to get whooping cough vaccine.

California Faces Worst Whooping Cough Epidemic in 50 Years

California medical officials are urging residents to get booster shots for whooping cough, as the state is in the midst of the largest outbreak in over 50 years. Credit: Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
California's medical community grew concerned ...

Whooping Cough Vaccine Safe, Researchers Insist

Flyers in several languages urging whooping cough vaccinations are seen at a recent news conference by the CDC, to publicize a recent, sharp increase in the number of whooping cough cases reported in California. Credit: Reed Saxon, AP ...

Whooping Cough Not a Disease of the Past; It's Here and Deadly

Health officials say adults who have regular contact with children should get booster shots. Credit: Thomas Lohnes, AFP / Getty Images
Whooping cough sounds one of those diseases people used to get -- like dropsy, consumption, scarlet fever or le...

Colleges battling childhood illnesses

A couple of highly contagious disease outbreaks at two different American universities are making headlines. A mumps outbreak in Maine prompted school officials at the University of Southern Maine to ban students who didn't meet the latest mumps vac...

Is whooping cough really making a comeback?

According to government health officials, the number of cases of whooping cough in the U.S. has nearly tripled since 2001. Well, maybe not. That huge jump in cases of whooping cough has been called into question after the diagnostic tests administere...

Whooping cough makes a comeback

In 1976, there were just over a thousand cases of whooping cough reported in the United States, thanks to the introduction of a vaccine in 1948. In 2004, there were nearly 26,000 cases nationwide, thanks in part to relatively loose exemption policies...


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