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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Free Vaccine: Pertussis-Whooping Cough

Free Vaccine: Pertussis-Whooping Cough

State officials declare whooping cough epidemic

Adults and children can fight illness' spread with vaccinations, boosters

Whooping cough epidemic in Wash. worries Oregon

Free pertussis-whooping cough immunizations will be provided by Umatilla County Public Health Department on Saturday, May 19th. Vaccine will be given to teens and adults of any age at no cost.

There will be 250 doses of the whooping cough vaccine given in Pendleton in the Walmart parking lot from 10am - 12pm and 250 doses given in Hermiston in the Walmart parking lot from 1-3pm.

For more information, call the Umatilla County Public Health Department 541-278-5432.

Questions? Contact:

  • Julie Christopherson, BSN
  • Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
  • Umatilla County Public Health Department

Poster: Immunization Clinic: Hermiston

Kid-friendly Fact Sheet: cdc.gov

More information:

columbian.com/news state-officials-declare-whooping-cough-epidemic

columbian.com/news whooping-cough-epidemic-in-wash-worries-oregon

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