Source: Columbia Basin Herald (WA)
Washington State is still battling an outbreak of pertussis. According to the Grant County Health District, there have been 2,092 cases recorded in the state this year, with 13 cases in Grant County itself. Free Tdap shots for those without insurance who have close contact with infants and young children are being offered by the Health District and several clinics. “If you think you qualify for this program, first contact your healthcare provider,” said Carol Schimke, Immunization Coordinator and Public Health Nurse. “If you do not have a healthcare provider or your provider does not have the free Tdap vaccine, please contact” the Moses Lake Office.