Effectiveness of whooping cough vaccine is studied

July 28, 2014 1:45 PM

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Effectiveness of whooping cough vaccine is studied

MONTPELIER, Vt. - Scientists and public health officials are studying a Vermont whooping cough epidemic to determine if the current vaccine is less effective against a new strain sweeping the country.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Vermont Health Department are examining the records of 854 people, ages 4 to 19, who likely contracted whooping cough from late 2011 to early 2013.

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