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DHEC offering free whooping cough vaccinations

South Carolina's public health agency is offering free whooping cough vaccinations at clinics statewide next month.Full story

Florence Co. school district mandates vaccine for 7th graders

FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – The Department of Health and Environmental Control is mandating that all 7th graders get the Whooping Cough vaccine, starting in the 2013 school year, along with administrators in Florence County School District One. Full story

Whooping Cough: Experts Unsure on Extra Vaccine Dose

Amid rising rates of whooping cough, some health officials have wondered whether an extra dose of whooping cough vaccine should be added to the vaccination schedule. Full story

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  U.S. struggling to contain whooping cough

A new strain of whooping cough recently discovered in the United States may not be protected by today’s vaccine. NBC’s Nancy Snyderman reports.

  Feb. 10: Nightly News Sunday broadcast

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  Now We Know: Whooping cough cases and paranoia of vaccinations

Up host Chris Hayes outlines the week of noteworthy news items, including a report from the CDC recording the number of cases of whooping cough from this year alone.

  Whooping cough cases on the rise

Washington State, California, Oregon and Vermont are all experiencing similar outbreaks. NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman reports.

  Whooping cough reaches epidemic levels

Health officials in Washington state say whooping cough has reached epidemic levels. Hundreds of cases have been reported so far this year, six times more compared to the same period in 2011. NBC’s Mike Taibbi reports.

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Harry Chen
Harry Chen

Health Commissioner Dr. Harry Chen draws a whooping cough vaccine on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 in Barre, Vt. The Vermont Health Department is offering free vaccines at clinics around the state to prevent the spread of whooping cough which has reached epidemic numbers in Vermont. The state recommends

Pharmacist Kristy Hennessee administers
Pharmacist Kristy Hennessee administers

Pharmacist Kristy Hennessee administers a vaccination against whooping cough , in Pasadena, California on September 17, 2010. Australia on Thursday warned travellers to the United States to watch out for a whooping cough epidemic which has claimed of nine babies in California. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BE