PTD, DTP OR Tdap?
The National Foundation For Infectious Diseases says this on a website copyright 2006:
“Health officials now recommend that adults and adolescents receive a Tdap* booster vaccine to protect against whooping cough. It is especially important for those in contact with infants younger than 12 months of age. * This is instead of the previously recommended Td (tetanus-diphtheria) booster”
Refer to: [url]http://www.nfid.org/pertussis/[/url]
The Department of Health and Human Services Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says
“[COLOR=”Red”]Pertussis Outbreaks 2010[/COLOR]
During 2010, several states have reported an increase in cases and/or localized outbreaks of pertussis, including a state-wide epidemic in California. Localized outbreaks are not uncommon and occur throughout the year. Over the last 5 years, 8,000-25,000 cases of pertussis were reported per year in the United States. Everyone should make sure they are up to date with pertussis vaccinations — DTaP vaccine for infants and children and Tdap booster for adolescents and adults. ”
Refer to: [url]http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/pertussis/default.htm[/url]
To be clear, ‘cuz I just asked a few of my doctors- In my case I am not accepting any vaccination, or booster, of any kind. But, that’s in my case for my situation only.