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Whooping Cough

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.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/25/2011

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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

Whooping Cough Deaths Misdiagnosed

LOS ANGELES (AP) –The eight infants who died in California’s current whooping cough epidemic were not diagnosed with the contagious disease despite repeated visits to hospitals and clinics, according to state health officials.

09/07/2010

Whooping Cough Makes a Comeback

OAKLAND (KCBS)_ The number of whooping cough cases continues to grow in California.  In Oakland the Alameda County Department of Public Health is doing outreach and providing vaccinations.

08/28/2010

Back to School Causes New Push for Whooping Cough Vaccine

Health officials are urging parents to get their children caught up on vaccines before students head back to school this year as the whooping cough epidemic approaches its peak in California.

08/25/2010

Whooping Cough Recommendations Grow

California’s whooping cough epidemic shows no signs of slowing down, and now adults and older children are being urged to get a vaccine.

08/04/2010

Martinez Holds Whooping Cough Vaccination Clinic

MARTINEZ, Calif. (KCBS) _ The recent outbreak of whooping cough in California has spurred a rash of vaccination clinics, including one in the East Bay on Friday.

07/30/2010

Whooping Cough Spikes in the South Bay, and Statewide

Whooping cough is on the rise in the South Bay. The Santa Clara County Public Health Department is reporting a spike in the number of cases this month.

07/29/2010

CoCo County Offers Free Whooping Cough Vaccine

MARTINEZ, Calif. (KCBS/AP) – Contra Costa County is planning on providing free pertussis vaccinations Thursday at the Concord farmer’s market.

07/20/2010

Women, Seniors Urged to Get Pertussis Shots

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Health officials are asking women and seniors to get vaccinated against whooping cough as California’s epidemic continues to grow.

07/19/2010

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