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HealthWatch: Study Raises Effectiveness Concerns For Whooping Cough Vaccine

As the U.S. wrestles with its biggest whooping cough outbreak in decades, researchers appear to have zeroed in on the main reason: The safer vaccine that has been in use since the 1990s loses effectiveness much faster than previously thought.


School nurse gives student vaccination. (AP)

Contra Costa Parents Rush To Get Kids Whooping Cough Immunizations

Many Bay Area parents are rushing to get their kids vaccinated against whooping cough in order to comply with a new state law.



HealthWatch: Giants Pitch In To Fight Whooping Cough

The World Series Champions, the San Francisco Giants, know what it takes to defeat a formidable opponent – now the team has geared up to do battle against whooping cough.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/02/2011