California is facing the most serious outbreak of whooping cough in 50 years. Five infants have died of the disease since the first of the year, and over 900 people have gotten sick.
Dr. Mark Horton, director of the California Department of Public Health, stated, “Whooping cough is now an epidemic in California. Children should be vaccinated against the disease, and parents, family members and caregivers of infants need a booster shot.”
This is a reminder to all of us to have our children vaccinated and to keep our own immunizations up to date. Stay healthy, everyone!