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Feb 22, 2012

Feb 22, 2012

Vaccine advisors streamline pertussis advice for adults

(CIDRAP News) – Federal vaccine advisors today simplified their pertussis immunization recommendation for adults by advising that all those over age 19—including seniors 65 and older—should receive one dose of tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap) vaccine if they haven't received it already.

Mar 19, 2012

May 14, 2012

May 14, 2012

Washington, other states face pertussis outbreak challenges

(CIDRAP News) – Washington state is battling its biggest pertussis outbreak in more than three decades, and cuts in local health department budgets are among the factors reported to be complicating the state's response to the epidemic.

May 23, 2012

May 23, 2012

Wisconsin reports pertussis surge as US outbreaks continue

(CIDRAP News) – Wisconsin is the latest US state to report a surge in pertussis cases, as outbreaks in a number of states continue to keep health officials busy offering vaccination advice.

Jun 08, 2012

Jun 08, 2012

CDC: No widespread problem tied to vaccine storage errors

(CIDRAP News) – Some children covered by the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program may have received less potent vaccines because of improper storage temperatures, but the problem is probably not widespread, the US Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) said yesterday in response to a report from a federal auditor.

Jun 12, 2012

Jun 12, 2012

Pertussis surge continues in several states

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