Whooping-cough vaccine needs boost

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Whooping-cough vaccine needs boost

Recent outbreak tied to weakness of current shots
As the U.S. wrestles with its biggest whooping-cough outbreak in decades, researchers think the reason is a vaccine that loses effectiveness. Nurses Fatima Guillen, left, and Fran Wendt, right, give Kimberly Magdeleno, 4, a whooping-cough booster shot, as she is held by her mother, Claudia Solorio, at a health clinic in Tacoma, Wash.

Whooping-cough vaccine needs boost

As the U.S. wrestles with its biggest whooping-cough outbreak in decades, researchers think the reason is a vaccine that loses effectiveness. Nurses Fatima Guillen, left, and Fran Wendt, right, give Kimberly Magdeleno, 4, a whooping-cough booster shot, as she is held by her mother, Claudia Solorio, at a health clinic in Tacoma, Wash.
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