Dr. Sears, this discussion comes up a lot on the vaccination forum, and I was wondering if you could share your insights.
Most of the posters who claim that DTaP does NOT prevent transmission of pertussis link to a page on this primarily anti-vax website. (Despite the cite's bias, the citation are compelling). Here is a similar page on the topic.
For your reference, here is a past MDC thread on the topic.
I would really appreciate it if you could share what you know on this issue. I do give my children this vaccine, largely because I don't want them spreading pertussis. Thanks in advance for your response.
Edited by Turquesa - 7/10/11 at 4:13pm