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Local Physicians Advocating Some Pregnant Women To Receive Whooping Cough Vaccine

Physicians at Abington Memorial Hospital are advocating pregnant women between 27 and 33 weeks gestation receive a whooping cough vaccine.

05/31/2014

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Study: Whooping Cough Vaccine Stops Illness, But Maybe Not Spread Of It

A government study offers a new theory on why the whooping cough vaccine doesn’t seem to be working as well as expected.

11/26/2013

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New Strain Of Whooping Cough Resistant Of Current Vaccine

This year is the worst year for pertussis, or whooping cough, in over 60 years and researchers say there is a new strain of the bacteria popping up in the United States that may be resistant to the current vaccine that’s been around for almost two decades.

02/09/2013

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New Information Suggests Whooping Cough Vaccine Is Safe For Senior Citizens

Information in the Clinical Infectious Disease Journal suggests it’s safe for people over 65 to get the Whooping Cough vaccine.

11/29/2012

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Pertussis On The Rise In US

Pertussis or whooping cough is making a comeback in the United States, despite vaccinations.

10/15/2012

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Health: Whooping Cough Warning From South Jersey Family

A health watch warning: A potentially deadly cough is spreading in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, according to the state health departments.

07/09/2012

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S. Jersey Officials Remind Parents To Revaccinate Amid Whooping Cough Outbreak

The Gloucester County, NJ health department has confirmed a case of whooping cough in the Kingsway Regional School District.

03/20/2012

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A Chester County School Vaccinates Adults After Whooping Cough Outbreak

Valley Forge Elementary School has had two confirmed cases of pertussis, and that is enough to constitute an “outbreak,” according to Betsy Walls, bureau director for personal health services at the Chester County Health Department.

02/27/2012

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Local Doctor Says Many People Are Not Keeping Up With Immunizations

Whooping cough continues to spread in the region partly because people haven’t kept up to date on immunizations.

02/15/2012

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Two Cases Of Whooping Cough Confirmed In Cherry Hill Schools, State Officials Not Concerned With Regional Outbreak

Two cases of whooping cough have been confirmed in a pair of Cherry Hill public schools, but local and state health officials caution there’s no concern of a regional outbreak here.

02/07/2012

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Chester County Schools Report Four Cases Of Whooping Cough

There have been four confirmed cases of whooping cough in two Chester County Schools over the past few weeks.

02/03/2012

Vaccination Clinics Open For Whooping Cough Cases in Pa.

  A growing number of whooping couch cases in Delaware County has prompted the Pennsylvania Department of Health to set up vaccination clinics.

08/24/2010