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How might you get whooping cough if you were immunized?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Waining immunity

Bacteria related vaccines like pertussis (whooping cough)& tetanus will generate immunity that is shorter in duration than some of the viral vaccines like measles.
Before ~1992 we rarely gave the pertussis vaccine to anyone over 6 due shot reactions & side effects. Teens & adults were occasionally infected.Today the newer vaccine has less side effects &it is recommended for teens & adults.

In brief: Waining immunity

Bacteria related vaccines like pertussis (whooping cough)& tetanus will generate immunity that is shorter in duration than some of the viral vaccines like measles.
Before ~1992 we rarely gave the pertussis vaccine to anyone over 6 due shot reactions & side effects. Teens & adults were occasionally infected.Today the newer vaccine has less side effects &it is recommended for teens & adults.
Dr. James Ferguson
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