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There are 4 comments on Why Is Whooping Cough on the Rise?

    1. Yes. It’s safe. The vaccines that are risky in patients with immunodeficiency are all live attenuated vaccines. The pertussis vaccine is a protein subunit vaccine. So not an issue in this case.

  1. So I got the vaccine 2 years ago, was told it was good for 10 years, got sick in February, still coughing in April. Come to find out I may still cough for another 2-4 months. With Noting my doctors can do. Affecting my work, my sleep, etc. I can not take much more of this.

  2. Why does the Pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine need to contain tetanus toxoid and diphtheria toxoid?
    Why is not just a ‘stand alone’ vaccine against its primary purpose?

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