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Earlier Vaccination Could Cut Whooping Cough Deaths
Date:11/3/2008

y useful approach during outbreaks of pertussis," Peters said.

Along with the conclusion that giving the first dose earlier could prevent illness and death, the researchers determined that giving the second and third doses two weeks earlier could prevent an additional 923 cases, 520 hospitalizations and two deaths a year.

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The Nemours Foundation has more about pertussis.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: Wake Forest University, news release, Nov. 3, 2008


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