Monday, September 08, 2008

pertussis

i was fully vaccinated as a child
and i contracted several of the illnesses i received vaccinations for
i had pertussis TWICE

there is evidence that vaccinating against the whooping cough is not as effective as many purport it to be.

http://insidevaccines.com/wordpress/pertussis-vaccine-and-transmission/

"a substantial number of B pertussis infections in unvaccinated children are mild and would not meet the case definition. The second is that all pertussis vaccines tend to modify duration and severity of disease rather than completely preventing illness"

and more scary... "
notice the small print of an advertisement for Adacel, a DTaP booster:

“It is unknown whether immunizing adolescents and adults against pertussis will reduce the risk of transmission to infants.”

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