Immunization Science

Pertussis (Whooping Cough)-Containing Vaccines


Costs of Pertussis in Adolescents and Adults

This study calculated the costs for society and the impact on the public health of whooping cough in adolescents and adults in the United States.

Updated: June 19, 2006 | Read full article...

Risk of Pertussis Infection When Parents Refuse Vaccination

This study assessed whether children whose parents refuse to immunize them are at greater risk of being infected with pertussis.

Updated: June 1, 2009 | Read full article...

Strategies for Use of Tdap Vaccine in Adolescents and Adults

In 1997, adolescents and adults accounted for 46% of reported cases of whooping cough; they often spread the disease to young infants, who can die of complications of the disease. This has prompted consideration of booster Tdap immunizations for older age groups.

Updated: June 3, 2008 | Read full article...

Whooping Cough Deaths Among US Young Infants

This study found that the number of deaths due to whooping cough increased in the 1990s, mainly among infants younger than four months of age—too young to have been protected by immunization.

Updated: February 3, 2006 | Read full article...

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