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Free Whooping Cough Vaccinations Available This Week

“It’s a very violent disease as far as the cough goes. The cough is persistent, it doesn’t go away. You cough so violently that you have difficulty breathing.”

07/22/2013

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Tdap Vaccine Requirement Expanding in Illinois

Junior high and high school students will be required to receive a booster shot against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis for next school year.

01/25/2013

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Whooping Cough Cases On The Rise Locally

There were two confirmed cases this past week at a middle school in West County and doctors at Missouri Baptist Medical Center.

10/26/2012

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Alton High Schooler Has First Confirmed Whooping Cough Case

Students have until Oct. 1 to get vaccinated or be kept out of class.

09/07/2012

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Law Requires New Vaccine for Illinois Students

The law being put into effect for the 2012-13 school year requires students to get the Tdap vaccine, a booster shot against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis.

08/13/2012

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Time For Back-To-School Vaccinations

Education officials are reminding parents to update their children’s immunizations before they head back to school.

07/26/2012

St. Louis County sees rise in whooping cough cases

Whooping Cough Cases On The Rise

89 cases in St. Louis County in 2012.

05/18/2012