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  •  Partly true. The number of pertussis strains that (5+ / 0-)

    are not included in the newer versions of the vaccines are being found in circulation  more often. So the antibodies developed in response to the regular vaccine are mis-matched to these formerly rare strains. Also because of complaints that there were too many post vaccination reactions the vaccine in the last 10 years has been changed such that the immunity (particularly in adults) is not as long lasting. That is why parents, grandparents and all childcare workers should have up to date pertussis vaccination. All this only makes the effects of non-vaccination even worse.

    I'd tip you but they cut off my tip box. The TSA would put Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad on the no-fly list.

    by OHdog on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 04:54:23 AM PDT

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