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Mar 11, 2013

Mar 11, 2013

Study finds waning pertussis protection in kids post-vaccination

(CIDRAP News) – Health officials have suspected a drop-off in protection from the childhood acellular pertussis vaccine as one factor in surging disease levels, and new data today on Minnesota and Oregon kids provide the strongest evidence yet that immunity wanes before they get a booster dose at age 11 or 12.