Close X
Get more out of WDDTY.com
by joining the site for free
Free 17-point plan to great health
Twice weekly e-news bulletins
Access to our News, Forums and Blogs
Sign up for free and claim your
17-point plan to great health
Free 17-point plan to great health

Twice weekly e-news bulletins

Access to our News, Forums and Blogs
OR

If you want to read our in-depth research articles or
have our amazing magazine delivered to your home
each month, then you have to pay.


Click here if you're interested
Helping you make better health choices

In shops now or delivered to your home from only £3.50 an issue!

Subscribe!

News2001August › Pertussis immunity short lived after vaccination › August 2001

Pertussis immunity short lived after vaccination

A small study from Italy has found that immunity to whooping cough is short lived after either vaccination or natural disease

A small study from Italy has found that immunity to whooping cough is short lived after either vaccination or natural disease.

Researchers from the University of Milan evaluated 38 children, aged 5-6 years, who had been immunised three times by age 11 months with a combined diphtheria, tetanus, tricomponent acellular pertussis and hepatitis B (DTaP-HBV) vaccine.

Their immune responses were compared with those of 21 children who had acquired pertussis during their first year of life and who had received only a diphtheria, tetanus and hepatitis B (DT-HBV) vaccination. The immunity to pertussis was similar in both groups.

The authors recommend that previously vaccinated or infected children receive a booster to maintain long term immunity (Infect Immun, 2001; 69: 4516-20).


You may also be interested in...

Latest Tweet

About

Since 1989, WDDTY has provided thousands of resources on how to beat asthma, arthritis, depression and many other chronic conditions.

Start by looking in our fully searchable database, active and friendly community forums and the latest health news.

Positive SSL Wildcard

Facebook Twitter

Most Popular Health Website of the Year 2014

© 2010 - 2017 WDDTY Publishing Ltd.
All Rights Reserved