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Video: Actress and New Mom Keri Russell Joins PKIDs to Launch 'Silence the Sounds of Pertussis' Campaign
Date:10/16/2007

es may be nearly one million. To be fully protected against pertussis, every child needs to get five doses of the DTaP vaccine by age seven. Pertussis is spread through droplets from the mouth and nose when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks.

"The mission of PKIDs is to educate the public about effective disease prevention practices," said Parnell. "With the "'Silence the Sounds of Pertussis' campaign, PKIDs hopes to prevent the spread of pertussis from adults to children, so we can forever silence that horrible sound of a baby gasping for air."

About PKIDs

PKIDs (Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases) is a national non-profit organization that supports families touched by infectious diseases. It also educates the public about effective disease prevention through the use of immunizations, standard precautions, handwashing and other strategies. http://www.pkids.org


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