Whooping cough coming our way!

I’ve been asking for a year or two for unimmunized patients if they’d like the “tetanus with pertussis vaccine.”  Pertussis is whooping cough.  It is a cough that adults may get which is annoying, lasting for months and embarrassing.  In addition, at times dangerous for your health.  But, for children it can be overwhelming and require admissions to the hospital or death.

Here is an article of a Kansas City outbreak.  Kansas City. . .  just up the road. . . Now, do you want your TdaP vaccine?  CDC guidelines state that TdaP should be given to soon-to-be new parents and grandparents or once as an adult.

http://www.kansascity.com/2012/05/16/3616188/whooping-cough-spreads-in-johnson.html

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I have been practicing as a family physician for over 20 years--as both an educator of physicians and clinician. From infancy to the elderly, I perform obstetrics and general medicine. I love my career and am passionate about my field of knowledge and my patients. Follow me on Facebook at Leslie Md Greenberg Medical Disclaimer The content of this website is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice. Do not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.
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