After infections hit a record high last year, whooping cough is on the rise again in Contra Costa County.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
California’s whooping cough epidemic shows no signs of slowing down, and now adults and older children are being urged to get a vaccine.
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.
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.
MARTINEZ, Calif. (KCBS/AP) – Contra Costa County is planning on providing free pertussis vaccinations Thursday at the Concord farmer’s market.