“We recommend that adolescents especially get booster shots, as well as mothers that have just given birth,” said Dr. Stephen Schrantz, a pediatrician and infectious disease specialist, earlier today on an interview with a local news channel. “[They can get] a booster shot for Pertussis so that they can prevent this disease from occurring in the young children who are the most vulnerable.”
“Patients with respiratory Pertussis require hospitalization, immediate treatment with Pertussis antitoxin, appropriate antibiotics, and supportive care,” added Lessans. “There is a very effective vaccination against Pertussis and it also protects you against Diphtheria and Tetanus.”
“The CDC, over the last couple years since they’ve noticed that more and more outbreaks have occurred, [has] recommended that people--adults and young adolescents--get booster shots to bring up their immunity,” concluded Schrantz.