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Contra Costa County offering free whooping cough vaccines

Original post made on Jun 18, 2010

In response to a dramatic rise in whooping cough cases in the Bay Area, Contra Costa Health Services is offering free vaccines against the disease, the health services department announced Thursday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, June 18, 2010, 10:27 AM

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Posted by Ralph N. Shirlet
a resident of another community
on Jun 18, 2010 at 7:12 pm

Dear Emily,

Did you actually read this release before you published it? After rereading the release, will you please answer why this county press release becomes important for your publication? Who actually is attempting to politically benefit from the release's publication?

What distraction does this provide EMC and its political alliances?


Ralph without ROFL

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Posted by CDSI Courtesy
a resident of another community
on Jun 21, 2010 at 11:48 am

Dear Emily,

Please note this message posted to the wrong Forum exchange:

Posted by Paula, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, 3 hours ago

Dear Ralph,

Please keep politics out of this. I suffered from whopping cough when I was in my teens during the 1960's and spread it to my father in his 50's at the time. It is a terrible illness that lasts for over a month and you have extreme bouts of coughing resulting in gasping for air until you feel like you will pass out. I was immunized as a child and still somehow contracted the disease.

Parents, don't underestimate whopping cough. You are unaware as to it's severity as it isn't a common illness. Get yourselves and your children immunized!


Good advice!

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Posted by Caroline
a resident of Danville
on Jun 21, 2010 at 11:51 am

Could it be that this is a public service announcement to encourage parents 1) to get the vaccination for whooping cough for their children and 2) to be aware of potential cases of whooping cough?
As a mother of school age children, I appreciate this information.

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Posted by Louise
a resident of Danville
on Jun 21, 2010 at 2:33 pm

And why is this NOT relevant to us? When parents choose not to vaccinate their children, incidences of this disease go up. I was sick for three months with it, not just one. Apparently many adults are getting it because the exact length of protection of the original vaccination is unknown. It is irritating that parents would choose to not vaccinate their children based on "politics" ? They endanger not only THEIR children but the rest of society. Yes leave politics out of it, and which EMC are you referring to? Web Link

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Posted by SUE
a resident of Danville
on Jun 21, 2010 at 3:20 pm

please DO ADULTS need to get this protection also?

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Posted by Sarah
a resident of Danville
on Jun 22, 2010 at 7:41 am

Here are the CDC recommendations regarding pertussis vaccinations:
Web Link

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Posted by collins
a resident of Vista Grande Elementary School
on Jun 22, 2010 at 4:03 pm

"Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you."
Hey dude, get some help!!

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Posted by Gunslinger
a resident of Danville
on Jun 25, 2010 at 3:25 am

The increase in general disease in California is cause by the mass influx of third worlders via illegal immigration. It's been going on for years. They've brought a rise iN TB and everything else we didn't have a problem with anymore. Gotta love open borders

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Posted by Why so hostile?
a resident of Danville
on Jun 26, 2010 at 12:03 am

Tensions are running high for basically a notice that whooping cough exists in our area.

1) Do your research about vaccines, and make sure you are making the best decision for your family and your community.

2) Get immunized. ADULTS ARE RECOMMENDED TO GET THIS AS WELL, as it does wear off and you need a booster.

3) Recognize what the danger is here. Its not just endangering yourself and your health, but the people around you who have not gotten the vaccines, or even people who have gotten it but their body did not accept the immunization, basically its "failure rate."

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