Calif. officials urge teenagers to get pertussis vaccine

09/22/2010 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

California providers and community groups are planning to urge teenagers, particularly Latinos, to get immunized to help stop the spread of pertussis, or whooping cough, in the state. State health officials recommend the Tdap shot, which protects against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, for everyone age 7 and older.

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