Nevada immunization awarded for protecting babies from whooping cough

Nevada's Health Department believes they've found a way to prevent a disease that is in some cases fatal for infants. Pertussis, better known as whooping cough, is on the rise nationally and in some states considered to be an epidemic.

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MelodyRN - 12/7/2012 7:42 AM
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Congratulations to Nevada for instilling a life-saving practice! Pertussis is a scary and sometimes life-threatening disease for infants. It's vital that family members of with newborns ask their private medical doctors if they're a candidate for the pertussis booster. It's crucial that neighbors and families of these vulnerable infants create a safe environment to protect babies from this disease and possible death. When you vaccinate, you not only protect yourself, you're protecting everyone around you.

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