Immunization Schedule, Children Topic Guide
Childhood Immunization Schedule: Vaccinations are some of the most important tools available for preventing disease. Most children get all their shots during childhood. Parents should consult their doctors about which vaccines their children should have and when. Keep track of your children's immunizations yourself.
Whooping Cough (Pertussis) Whooping cough (pertussis) is an infectious vaccine-preventable disease marked by spasms of coughing punctuated by a characteristic "whoop" sound. Treatment involves isolating the infected individual until he or she has received five days of antibiotics (azithromycin, clarithromycin, or trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole), using a cool-mist humidifier, and monitoring for dehydration.
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