Study: Revaccinating young for whooping cough more cost-effective

An analysis indicates it is probably more cost-effective to revaccinate 11-year-olds with the whooping cough vaccine than it is to give booster vaccinations to adults because whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is fairly uncommon in adults. But the study's author also said whooping cough is believed to be underdiagnosed in adults and a higher rate of pertussis in adults likely would make adult vaccinations beneficial.

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