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How well do the whooping cough vaccine work?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Very well

The vaccinated child is 27x less likely to develop whooping cough after exposure than those without.
The protection is time related, months for infants & years for school age & adults; however, bacterial vaccines are never totally preventive in the face of heavy exposure. Death is most common <4-6m infants & essentially unheard of among the vaccinated.Boosters in adults protect infants.

In brief: Very well

The vaccinated child is 27x less likely to develop whooping cough after exposure than those without.
The protection is time related, months for infants & years for school age & adults; however, bacterial vaccines are never totally preventive in the face of heavy exposure. Death is most common <4-6m infants & essentially unheard of among the vaccinated.Boosters in adults protect infants.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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