Vaccination reduces Infection Chances

February 9, 2015 12:25 PM

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Vaccination reduces Infection Chances

In 2014, Elk Grove had whooping cough infection rate three to five times higher than other places in Sacramento County.

The large number of whooping cough cases was reported despite the fact that just 80 of the suburb’s 4,500 kindergarteners opted out of the vaccinations. Kate McAuley, program coordinator of communicable disease and immunization at the Sacramento County Public Health Department, said children who rec...

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