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Findings support safety of whooping cough vaccine for older adults

29 November 2012

A new study of the safety of the tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine supports the recommendation that people aged 65 and older get the vaccine to protect themselves and others, particularly young babies, from pertussis. Published online in Clinical Infectious Diseases, the findings come as reported US cases of the bacterial infection, also known as whooping cough, are at the highest level since the 1950s.

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