San Diego Officials To Offer No-Cost Pertussis Vaccines
San Diego County health officials have scheduled no-cost vaccination clinics for pertussis, or whooping cough, at several locations in the county in response to the growing number of infections. So far this year, 384 whooping cough cases have been confirmed in the county. Statewide, about 3,000 individuals have contracted the infection, according to the state Department of Public Health. The vaccination clinics will target Hispanic residents, who are at higher risk of the disease.
- "San Diego Whooping Cough Cases Continue To Rise" (DarcÃ©, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8/18).