Today alone, I was contacted by 3 separate families expressing concern over a Whooping Cough outbreak here in Arizona. One friend received a notice from her children’s school, another told me of her coworker’s 8 week old baby being admitted to the hospital after being confirmed positive for Pertussis (Whooping Cough), and yet a THIRD messaged me seeking details about the cough because she was concerned over the health of her granddaughter who may have been exposed.
And while we’re on the subject, we were on national news. We didn’t even know until this evening. Go figure. I have no idea when our story originally aired on America Now, but the footage is from an interview we conducted for KHON2 News in Hawaii back in 2010. Seemed fitting to share today. Parents, play it safe. Get your Tdap (adult and adolescent Pertussis booster shot)—ESPECIALLY if you are anti vaccinations as it relates to the little ones in your home. You can’t afford not to. Trust me. I understand the cost, and you can’t afford it. No one can.