Newborns and infants have the highest rates of death from pertussis and need extra protection from the Tdap shot that their mother got during her third trimester.
Vaccine Preventable Diseases
To avoid getting others sick, keep your kids home during the entire incubation period after they are exposed to someone else who is sick.
Who knew that diagnosing kids with parotitis would be so complicated…
The Hedda Get Bedda doll is sometimes used to push the myth that vaccine-preventable diseases, like measles and chicken pox, aren’t that serious, helping folks justify their decisions to skip or delay vaccines and leaving their kids unprotected.