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Pertussis Update! From the "Shot to Shot Newsletter" from The Colorado Children's Immunization Coalition (CCIC)

Posted over 6 years ago by Janel Saunders

Pertussis Update

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. 



Upcoming Education (Denver)

“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.