Originally Posted by carriebft
The is vaccine failure in the case of the P portion, but I, IMO, it's pretty effective and studies demonstrate that, when you DO get pertussis and have had the vaccine, the disease is shorter and less severe. That is why I feel it is a good vaccine to get (along with the reasons for D, but speaking specifically of the P portion here). (I also am assuming you mean DTaP?)
Yes, DTaP....both my boys have gotten some of it as I felt the P part was important to me, and low and behold, they've both had a failure significant exposure. And now my oldest is experiencing symptoms, but I'm not sure if its fall out post flu/pneumonia that he might have just been unlucky enough to catch another virus, or...could it be pertussis.
Over the 2 weeks (once he got past the flu/pneumonia) he's just had general cold symptoms, and a lingering cough. The past few days have been a bit different, more of a hard cough, persistent fever of about 100 or so, and he's been close to vomiting after an episode of coughing.
But, now that I found out that an adult just tested pos, I'm starting to wonder if he just might - the direct contact was about 2 weeks ago.
Could totally be overreading his symptoms and the time frame, but, sigh...