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Prioritize the development of a more effective pertussis vaccine.

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Pertussis aka whooping cough kills babies and results in costly hospitalization. The disease has made a strong resurgence in recent decades causing epidemics across the United States. One reason for the increase is that immunity from the acellular vaccine wanes substantially faster than scientists anticipated, within as little as three years. It is one of the only diseases for which we routinely vaccinate that is on the rise.

We need a vaccine that provides longer and better immunity.

It is time to prioritize the development and approval of a more efficacious pertussis vaccine and get this deadly and costly disease under control. The  health and lives of babies are at stake.



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