At least 104 cases of whooping cough have been reported so far this year in Washtenaw County. That’s compared with 28 cases all of last year.
U of M Researcher Sara Clark says many adults aren’t aware vaccine protection wears off over time.
One reason for the rise in whooping-cough cases, is that some parents don’t get their children vaccinated because of Autism fears.
Health officials in Michigan are urging residents to get vaccinated against whooping cough and influenza to help protect themselves and infants.
Physicians are urging parents throughout the state to have their children vaccinated against pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, and other infectious diseases with dangerous outbreaks on the rise in Michigan and across the nation.
School is right around the corner and Michigan’s health department is stressing the importance of vaccinating your kids.