On Aug. 20, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) issued a Health Advisory to health care providers as well as a press release alerting Coloradans to the increasing rates of pertussis in the state and urging people who have contact with infants to get vaccinated against pertussis.
CDPHE reported that pertussis cases have reached epidemic numbers in Colorado, with 715 cases reported from Jan. 1, 2012 to Aug. 11, 2012.
If there was ever a time to make pertussis vaccination a priority, now is it. Please continue to spread the message that the safest and most effective way to prevent pertussis is vaccination.
For more guidance, please view the above health advisory.
“Delayed, Selective and 'Alternative' Vaccine Schedules” By Dr. Rachel Herlihy, Immunization Section Chief, CDPHE
Monday, September 10 12-1:15 p.m. Children’s Hospital Colorado CNE and CME credit available
To register, please email Camron by September 3 with your name, credentials, institution, mailing address, email and phone number.