Just had a tetanus and pertussis shot this week..wow it seems weird that these diseases are coming back...I don’t recall anyone ever having whooping cough when I was growing up
unscreened, infected, illegal immigration is literally going to kill a lot of us
I wondered why at every pharmacy I see get your whooping cough shots here. I guess my husband and I better go get them.
I wonder where this “epidemic” came from? LOL! There were reasons that our fathers and grandfathers did certain things when adults were running this country and it had nothing to do with “racism” or “racial profiling”. Political correctness is going to kill all of us.
While the vaccine had previously been recommended as a one-time booster for adults up to age 64, replacing an individual tetanus booster, the committee voted to expand that recommendation: anyone older than 65 who had not received a prior dose of Tdap should receive one if they expected to have close contact with an infant younger than 12 months old.
Grandparents: Study data has indicated that grandparents, for example, are the ultimate source of the infection in 6-8% of cases. However, the committee noted that there was a direct benefit to the individual as well, since whooping cough tends to be more severe in adults older than 65 than in younger adults.
It's time for our booster shot.
"PNEUMOVAX 23 is a vaccine indicated for active immunization for the prevention of pneumococcal disease caused by the 23 serotypes contained in the vaccine." i.e., you get a lot of protection against pneumonia. The CDC recommends it for All people aged 65 and older.
"Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus) is a bacterial pathogen that affects children and adults worldwide. It is a leading cause of illness in young children and causes illness and death among the elderly and persons who have certain underlying medical conditions."
An ounce of prevention. .