Why We Can’t Backslide on Immunizations, Have You Had Your Tdap? Thursday #Healthtip

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Video of an infant with pertussis (whooping cough).

 

All adults should get the Tdap vaccine at least once to protect against pertussis if they didn’t get the vaccine as an adolescent (licensed in 2005). Immunity from our childhood doses wanes over time, so we need this adult booster. Although we may not get as sick as an infant, we don’t want to spread the infection to those most vulnerable.

More Information:

Immunizations

Why Mandatory Vaccinations Are Critical, Visualized

Vaccines—I Finally Address The Issue (Heaven Help Me…)

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standing color cropped tiny for blog postsCarrie Rubin is a medical thriller author with a background in medicine and public health. Her novels include Eating Bull and The Seneca Scourge. For full bio, click here.

 

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