Vaccinations Helping Prevent Pertussis in Infants


By Molly Clifton

Widespread vaccinations of teens are helping infants avoid a respiratory infection known as pertussis. 

In 2006, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended vaccinating all adolescents against pertussis.

Since then, there’s been a dramatic drop in the number of infants hospitalized with respiratory problems.  

Researchers say babies usually get respiratory infections from family members.  

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