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Can a toddler get whooping cough if they’ve been immunized?

Posted by admin on January 7, 2011

Toddler Cough

Can a toddler get whooping cough if they’ve been immunized?
My son has just turned two and he has all the symptoms of whooping cough. But hes all up to date with his immunizations. Can children get whooping cough even if they’ve had their shots?

Answer by Rekardo L
About toddler get whooping cough can be read in http://health-schools.blogspot.com/?q=toddler%20get%20whooping%20cough

Answer by alfreida h
shots don’t eliminate the problem it just make it not as bad.

Answer by kimmittens
Yes, but the chances of doing so are greatly diminished. Vaccines aren’t a 100 percent guarantee against disease. For reasons we don’t understand, a small number of people who are vaccinated don’t become immune.

In addition, many teenagers and adults get diseases they were vaccinated against because the vaccination’s effects have worn off. Immunity provided by the pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine, for example, begins to wane after six to ten years, so if your child doesn’t get a booster shot during his preteen years, he could contract the illness.

During the 1990s, the number of reported whooping cough cases among adolescents and adults more than doubled in the United States, largely because many people didn’t receive booster shots to extend their immunity. The way to avoid this is to check with your child’s doctor about which vaccinations require boosters and when they need to be administered.

Toddler Cough: Can a toddler get whooping cough if they’ve been immunized?

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