Side Effects Of The Whooping Cough Vaccine

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This is an immunization (vaccination) that protects against pertussis (whooping cough), a severe and potentially deadly childhood bacterial infection that affects the airways. Pertussis is characterized by a severe, persistent cough and whooping or crowing sound on inspiration (taking a breath).


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Vaccine - pertussis; Immunization - pertussis


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Pertussis is a serious illness that may last for weeks and...

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