Pertussis Alert Update -
Over the past few months neighboring counties have reported record numbers of cases of pertussis. Please protect your family with the following recommendations:
Watch for symptoms
If coughing in fits or to the point of gagging or vomiting, stay home and call your doctor to ask if you should be seen.
People are contagious with pertussis until they have completed a five day course of antibiotics.
Make sure your family's immunizations are up-to-date for Pertussis. Immunizing adults is an important measure to protect children. Keep in mind that vaccines are not 100% effective and boosters are important.
Immunizations for Pertussis:
Infants under one year old, especially those under six months, are most likely to have severe symptoms with Pertussis.
Exposed infants with a coughing illness should call their doctor.
Questions? Call Island County Public Health at 679-7351 (North & Central Whidbey), 321-5111 x7351 (South Whidbey) or 629-4522 x7351 (Camano).
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