More vaccinations ordered to fight growing whooping cough epidemic
Posted on July 12, 2012 at 4:48 PM
Thursday, Jul 12 at 4:50 PM
SPOKANE-- Desptie making efforts to curb whooping cough in Washington, 2,000 new cases have been reported.
The epidemic is up to 2,800 reported cases, 93 of which are in Spokane.
State health officials are urging residents to get vaccinated and take other prevention measures.
The deparrtment of health has ordered 14,000 more does of the whooping cough vaccine. Spokane Regional Health District says several local clinics and pharmacies offer the low-cost vaccine for people without health insurance or who cannot afford to pay.
Click here to see a list of locations also offering low-cost, state-donated vaccine for adults.
Click here to see a list of locations offering whooping cough shots that also bill insurance.
For more information about whooping cough (pertussis) and where to get vaccine, visit srhd.org/whoopingcough. More information can also be found at www.srhd.org. SRHD’s website offers comprehensive, updated information about Spokane Regional Health District and its triumphs in making Spokane a safer and healthier community. Become a fan of SRHD on Facebook to receive local safety and wellness tips. You can also follow us on Twitter @spokanehealth.