pertussis

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Heyygirl, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. Heyygirl

    Heyygirl New Member

    those of you with immuno compromised conditions....be sure to get your tetanus/pertussis booster shot every 10 years. I've got lung damage from pertussis I apparently contracted from a student in my class. More and more kids are not getting immunizations due to parents being afraid of them and the high influx in immigrants just not getting them. Pneumonia secondary infecton created a pleural effusion.

    the herx effect from the antibiotic lasted 4 days but it is getting better. Oh, and you never get rid of pertussis, antibiotics just keep you from being contagious.

    The pertussis vaccine was included in May 2005. I just called the CDC to verify that, so any tetanus booster prior to that date wont have it.

    Just an Fyi.

    Heyygirl


    [This Message was Edited on 06/21/2009]
  2. gapsych

    gapsych New Member