Items Tagged ‘whooping cough’

The importance of childhood immunizations

February 26, 2016

The importance of childhood immunizations

By uclahealth uclahealth

Immunization is key to preventing disease among the general population. Vaccines benefit both the people who receive them, and the vulnerable, unvaccinated people around them because the infection can no longer spread through the community if most people are immunized. In addition, immunizations reduce the number of deaths and disability from infections, such as measles, […]

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Tags: chicken pox, children and flu, flu shots, hepatitis a, immunization, measles, pertussis, polio, vaccination, whooping cough


What vaccinations are routinely recommended for adults, adolescents, and children?

February 26, 2016

What vaccinations are routinely recommended for adults, adolescents, and children?

By uclahealth uclahealth

According to the CDC, there are many diseases that have recommended vaccination schedules. The goal is for all U.S. citizens to receive these vaccinations to prevent the spread of these infectious diseases, and ultimately to eradicate them. Specific vaccine recommendations vary depending on age, geographic location, and other risk factors. Many basic vaccinations are often given […]

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Tags: chicken pox, childrens health, diphtheria, flu, hepatitis a, hepatitis b, HPV, immunization, measles, meningitis, meningococcal meningitis, mumps


Immunize children before school starts

February 26, 2016

Immunize children before school starts

By uclahealth uclahealth

With children starting school earlier than usual this year, UCLA pediatrician Dr. Piper Calasanti reminds families to schedule a visit to their healthcare provider for necessary vaccinations, especially for diseases such as whooping cough and measles, which have increased in prevalence in California over the past year. “There are several vaccinations children are required to […]

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Tags: back to school, CDC, chicken pox, children, childrens health, Dr. Piper Calasanti, hepatitis b, immunization, measles, MMR, mumps, pertussis


Who needs the pertussis vaccination?

February 25, 2016

Who needs the pertussis vaccination?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Pertussis (whooping cough) incidence remains high in California. The increase in pertussis is due to greater awareness, better diagnostic tests and less effective DTaP vaccines. Pertussis is a bacterial infection of the respiratory system. It is highly contagious and can spread from person-to-person through tiny drops of fluid from an infected person’s nose or mouth. […]

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Tags: acellular pertussis, diphtheria, Dr. James Cherry, DTaP vaccines, pertussis, tetanus, vaccination, whooping cough