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Whooping Cough (pertussis) on the rise in Jo Co KS

The Johnson County department of Health is reporting 16 new confirmed or suspected confirmed cases of whooping cough in Johnson County since the beginning of 2012.   Whooping cough can kill unprotected babies and in adults causes a severe “100-day” cough.

All of Sunflower’s sites carry the Tdap booster shot to help boost immunity in adults and adolescents.  It can be safely given if it has been more than 2 years since your last tetanus booster.   Make sure if you are around newborns or pregnant women to get your booster shot to protect these innocents.  Parents please immunize your children!   In 2011 TEN infants died from Whooping cough in California!   That is ten too many deaths.