Whooping Cough

Bill Requires Talking To Doctor Before Opting Out Of ShotsA Minnesota lawmaker wants parents who don't vaccinate their children to meet with a doctor first.
CDC Goal: More Immunizations For MN StudentsBeginning next year, children may be getting a few extra vaccination shots when at the doctor. The health department wants to change the school immunization rules beginning in September 2014 to reflect the Centers for Disease Control recommendations.
Study Questions Effectiveness Of Whooping Cough Vaccine There have been more than 2,400 confirmed cases of whooping cough in Minnesota this year -- and 26,000 cases nationwide.
Whooping Cough Cases Bring New WarningWith the final few days of summer break winding down, the children will be among the 38,000 students returning to Anoka-Hennepin schools next week. But it's a district where Pertussis booster, Tdap vaccine, will be as vital as backpacks.
CDC: Whooping Cough Rising At Alarming Rate In US The U.S. appears headed for its worst year for whooping cough in more than five decades, with the number of cases rising at an epidemic rate that experts say may reflect a problem with the effectiveness of the vaccine.
Whooping Cough An Increasing Concern In Hennepin CountyMinnesota health officials are warning parents to keep an eye out for whooping cough.
School District Closes After Whooping Cough OutbreakA school district near Duluth, Minn. decided to close for the day because of an outbreak of illness.
Mom Warns Parents To Vaccinate After Baby's Near DeathA Minnesota mother is pushing all parents to vaccinate their kids after a case of whooping cough put her baby in intensive care for nearly a month.
More Than 1 In 10 Parents Skip, Delay Kids' ShotsBy age 6, children should have vaccinations against 14 diseases, in at least two dozen separate doses, the U.S. government advises. More than 1 in 10 parents reject that, refusing some shots or delaying others mainly because of safety concerns, a national survey found.