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Old 10-03-2011, 07:05 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Does anyone have any info on the pertussis vax shedding? Thanks!

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It doesn't.  Only live vaxes have the potential to shed.


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It doesn't shed but it also does not prevent transmission or being a carrier. So someone who has been vaccinated for pertussis could potentially get another person sick without knowing they are a carrier.


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Are there any links available that relate to being a carrier of it? thanks again..

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It is on the CDC website (if memory serves me well) ~ just states that prevention of transmission is not known. But probably the best place to find links about it is in the link here in the vaccine forum.

 

http://www.mothering.com/community/f/112/diptheria-pertussis-tetanus


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