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Immunity wanes after vaccination against whooping cough

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e8027 (Published 28 November 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e8027

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There is a growing feeling among experts that modern acellular vaccines against Bordetella pertussis are not as durable as the old whole cell ones. A case-control study of children from California seems to support this theory, with odds of infection rising and vaccine …

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