whooping cough vaccine

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8:23 am
Wed July 10, 2013

Sixth Graders Need to Get Whooping Cough Vaccine

Alabama health officials say most students going into the 6th grade will need to get the whooping cough vaccine.
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Alabama health officials say most students entering the sixth grade this year will have to get a vaccination to protect them against whooping cough.

   The Montgomery Advertiser reports (http://on.mgmadv.com/15eh31S ) the state health department says the tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis, or Tdap, vaccine will be required for students entering the sixth grade who are 11 and older.

   Pertussis, a bacterial disease also known as whooping cough, is highly contagious and can be fatal.

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