Pertussis Epidemic in Lower-Grade Schoolchildren Without Preschool Vaccination Boosters

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Abstract

We investigated the characteristics of patients with pertussis who did not receive preschool vaccination boosters. Fifteen patients with laboratory-confirmed pertussis and 29 pertussis-negative patients were compared. All pertussis-positive patients, but only 17% of pertussis-negative patients, were elementary school age and older. There is a need to study the utility of routine preschool pertussis vaccine booster in Japan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-74
Number of pages2
JournalIndian Pediatrics
Volume58
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Jan 15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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