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New vaccine required for incoming seventh-graders

Annie Zelm • Aug 8, 2010 at 11:07 AM

While you're shopping for school supplies, add a shot in the arm to the list of items your seventh-grader needs before classes start.

Incoming seventh-graders must now receive a booster vaccine for diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis because of concerns about pertussis, or whooping cough, health officials said.

Whooping cough is a respiratory infection easily spread by coughing and sneezing.

Read the full story in Sunday's Register.

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