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Whooping Cough

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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.



California Whooping Cough Cases Drop Dramatically

State health officials are crediting extensive public outreach for a dramatic drop in whooping cough cases last year, after a deadly year in 2010.



No Class For Many Bay Area Students Without Whooping Cough Vaccine

Days after state-mandated deadlines have passed for thousands of Bay Area seventh to 12th-graders to prove they’ve received a whooping cough vaccine, over a thousand students are barred from attending school.



Thousands Of Bay Area School Children Still Need Whooping Cough Shots

Thousands of middle and high school students in Oakland, San Jose and San Francisco still haven’t gotten their mandatory whooping cough vaccination, even though the deadline to get the shot has already passed in some school districts.


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 5–08/02/2011


San Francisco Provides Whooping Cough Vaccinations For Kids

Hundreds of kids got whooping cough vaccinations at a free clinic at a San Francisco high school on Saturday.


School nurse gives student vaccination. (AP)

Whooping Cough On The Rise Again In Contra Costa County

After infections hit a record high last year, whooping cough is on the rise again in Contra Costa County.


A flu shot. (AP photo)

Whooping Cough Shot Required At California Schools This Fall

Across the state, schools are sending a clear message to parents: if you have a son or daughter going into middle or high school next year, make sure they get vaccinated for whooping cough.



9 Infant Deaths In California Whooping Cough Outbreak

State health officials reported Thursday that California is on track to break a 55-year record for whooping cough infections in an epidemic that has already claimed the lives of nine infants.

CBS San Francisco–09/17/2010