Adults urged to get whooping cough booster shot

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Posted: Sep 26, 2011 | by admin | 0 Comment

The whooping cough vaccine has been a rite of childhood for decades, but rising rates of the disease have health officials urging pregnant women and other adults to step up to the needle as well.

Local health officials recently launched a new “cocooning” campaign to encourage parents, grandparents, caregivers and health providers of babies to get the booster shot that protects against whooping cough, tetanus and diphtheria.

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