Study backs efficacy of pertussis vaccination in children

04/29/2014 | Healio (free registration)

A study published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases showed children who did not receive acellular pertussis vaccines had a higher risk of developing the disease compared with their partially vaccinated or vaccinated peers. "Our data demonstrate the effectiveness of pertussis vaccination among all age cohorts of children: No matter the age, an unvaccinated child was more likely to contract pertussis than a vaccinated or partially vaccinated child," researchers said.

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