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Protection from Whooping Cough Vaccine (DTaP) Wanes Over Time

I just came across this article from whattoexpect.com and thought I’d pass along the information…

Protection from Whooping Cough Vaccine (DTaP) Wanes Over Time

by Sharon Mazel

baby_getting_shotYour little one gets vaccinated against whooping cough (pertussis), diphtheria, and tetanus with the DTaP vaccine five times before age six, but a new study published in the journal Pediatrics finds that protection against pertussis starts to weaken just a few years after preschool kids get their final shot and well before children get their recommended booster (called Tdap) at age 11 or 12. Read the rest of this entry »

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