Immunized

East Saint Louis, IL

#1 Jul 20, 2012
1,026 Cases of Whooping Cough in Illinois so far of 2012.

Know anyone whose had it?
cough

United States

#2 Jul 25, 2012
I havent seen or heard of any cases yet this year. October is whooping coughs peak month and goes all the way to April. In adults its not so bad, but for children, ederly, and people with lung issues it could be fatal. The best thing you and your family can do for this disease is get vaccinated. They are already starting shots at walgreens!

Since: Jul 12

Granite City, IL

#3 Jul 25, 2012
Is it mandatory for your children to get vaccinated for it? My daughter will be 1 year old in a couple weeks, do I was just wondering if they will give it to her. Also is it like the flu shot where you get it every year??
cough

United States

#4 Jul 25, 2012
They are NOT mandatory. After I had my daughter they gave me one in the hospital. As far as I know you dont have to get them every year? But I would ask your childs pediatrician to be on the safe side.

“the 1 the only me”

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#5 Jul 26, 2012
Jbabylove...I think I heard on the news this morning that the State of Illinois is makin it mandatory for kids going to school to get it and offer it free. I do not know if it goes for all children. They are saying this year is the worst in 50 years. Probably need to check with babys doctor.

Since: Jul 12

Granite City, IL

#6 Jul 26, 2012
I will deffinately! Thank you both!!
grapevine23

Granite City, IL

#7 Jul 26, 2012
jbaby if your daughter has recieved her baby shots she should alredy have had the vaccine. Its the DPT vaccine babies get. I know that some infants get just the DT (diptheria, tetanus) shot. After my grand daughter and grandson were born in December the hospital advised the adults in the family to get the pertussis vaccine. Right now Oregon has the worst epidemic happening.
whooping cough

Granite City, IL

#8 Jul 26, 2012
My son had it a few months ago. He was about 9 months at the time and it was awful! My daughter sat next to a kid in her class that was a confirmed case and we think she passed it on from him but we aren't sure. Thankfully, my son was never put in the hospital for it. I heard that like 80% of kids under 1 end up hospitalized. My son's cough was heart-breaking though.
Good

United States

#9 Jul 26, 2012
whooping cough wrote:
My son had it a few months ago. He was about 9 months at the time and it was awful! My daughter sat next to a kid in her class that was a confirmed case and we think she passed it on from him but we aren't sure. Thankfully, my son was never put in the hospital for it. I heard that like 80% of kids under 1 end up hospitalized. My son's cough was heart-breaking though.
So glad to hear you and yours came out well.
Good

United States

#10 Jul 26, 2012
*read.

Since: Jul 12

Granite City, IL

#11 Jul 26, 2012
I just want to make sure she get's it. I'll make sure I get it to protect my daughter. Thanks for the help!!
worried gma

United States

#12 Jul 27, 2012
I was told today by a girl that works at walgreens that there has been a outbreak of the whooping cough in gc,several cases confirmed. I was told their were a few kids that had passed it through the churches in gc ,it was from v.b.s. what people don't understand its not so much the kids passing it as the adults,it is not so bad on the adults,I think that if you have a child you and family members should get the vac.I know this gma is,just because my granaughter has had the vac does not mean she can't get it because its not true they can,plz be carefull and aware there are know cases and confirmed cases in gc,get the shot and protect your babys,and others..
NowaLaw

United States

#13 Jul 30, 2012
http://www.kmov.com/news/local/New-law-requir...

Now a law in Illinois for 6th and 9th graders.
Whoopingcough

East Saint Louis, IL

#14 Aug 2, 2012

Since: Jul 12

Granite City, IL

#15 Aug 2, 2012
Why isn't it required for every school year?

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