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I am curious if an adult had the whooping cough vaccine and test positive ?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

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An adult can test positive for pertussis after receiving the normal childhood pertussis vaccines.
The immunity to the childhood series can weaken over time & today many adults get the tdap (acellular pertussis with tetanus & diphtheria booster) to reduce their risk of bring pertussis home to a newborn.

In brief: Confusing question

An adult can test positive for pertussis after receiving the normal childhood pertussis vaccines.
The immunity to the childhood series can weaken over time & today many adults get the tdap (acellular pertussis with tetanus & diphtheria booster) to reduce their risk of bring pertussis home to a newborn.
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