Get Your Child Vaccinated! California Declares Whooping Cough Epidemic

June 14, 2014 8:26 PM

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One of the biggest problems with people who don’t get vaccines for their children and themselves is they not only put themselves in danger, they put the general public in danger as well. There are plenty of good reasons to get your recommended vaccines, the most important being it could save your child’s, or another child’s life.

California is currently fighting a surge in pertussis (commonly referred to as whooping cough) cases, a highly contagious bacterial disease which gives those infected a severe cough which can last for months. Health officials have declared a state-wide epidemic due to the number of cases being repor...

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