I seem to find very conflicting numbers on this. I know the DTaP does not prevent the transmission of pertussis but I want to know how effective it is at actually preventing catching pertussis, and/or lessening the severity of the disease. FWIW my ped uses the pediarix (i wont let my baby recieve this vax) and according to the vaccine insert its efficacy was determined by testing the efficacy of another vaccine… not sure how much stock I should put in that. Seems like shady science to me. Would love links to info/studies. This is the only vaccine I'm on the fence about.
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1/20/13 at 9:35am