I’m seeing signs on the highway to home saying get your Td (aka Tdap) here. And there are articles in the media like this one: Whooping cough cases still rising in Snohomish County; free vaccine clinic in Lynnwood on Saturday.
“Three people in the county, an adult and two infants, have been hospitalized so far in 2012 because of the disease. In all, 217 cases have been reported so far in 2012, nearly as many as was reported for all of 2011, according to numbers from the Snohomish Health District. In 2010, only 25 cases were reported.
A third of those cases have been reported in Marysville, where 72 cases have been reported. North Snohomish County seems to be a major focal point of the outbreak, as Arlington has reported 32 cases and Stanwood has at 17. Everett has had 26 cases, Lake Stevens has had 24 and Snohomish has had 16 so far in 2012.”
So I looked up Tdap on the Intertubes and found this excellent guide:
Just a word to the wise.
Interesting information, thank you. My children have both been inoculated against pertussis. I recently received an email from my son’s school that a case of pertussis has been diagnosed. It’s spring allergy season and his coughs sound like my dogs barking anyway, so I tend to get a bit paranoid…just something to be aware of!!