January 29, 2011 at 8:07 pm

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”

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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. ”

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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.