Which strategy for pertussis vaccination today?

  title={Which strategy for pertussis vaccination today?},
  author={Dorota Zdanowska Girard},
  journal={Paediatric drugs},
  volume={4 5},
Pertussis (whooping cough) remains an epidemic disease responsible for infant and child morbidity and mortality, and is perceived as a serious public health problem. Since the widespread use of whole-cell pertussis vaccines in the 1940s, vaccination programs have varied greatly between countries. National specificity is a function of several factors. The most important are: vaccine efficacy and tolerability;vaccine coverage and distribution; and vaccine acceptance by parents and professionals… CONTINUE READING


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