the need for timely pertussis vaccinations and booster doses

Experts are emphasizing the need for timely pertussis vaccinations and booster doses.

Pertussis rates remain high...even though routine immunization is recommended. Young children who develop pertussis are usually those not immunized or only partially immunized.

Remind parents that kids should be immunized at 2, 4, 6, and 18 months...and a booster dose between 4 and 6 years.

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