CDC Advisers: All Adults Need Whooping Cough Vaccination
On Wednesday, a CDC advisory panel recommended that all U.S. residents ages 19 and older receive vaccination againstÂ pertussis, or whooping cough. In 2010, an outbreak of the infectious bacterial disease sickened more than 9,100 Californians and caused 10 infant deaths in the state.
- "All U.S. Adults Should Get Whooping Cough Shot: Panel" (Reinberg, HealthDay, 2/22).
- "Panel: Seniors Should Get Whooping Cough Shots" (Stobbe, AP/San Francisco Chronicle, 2/22).