Teens could be given whooping cough booster

ConclusionAs the authors point out, this study had some limitations, including the possibility that some children who met the criteria may not have taken part, which may have skewed the results.  It is also possible the results may not apply to other parts of the country, although the authors point out that the GP surgeries they included covered populations with a broad socioeconomic spectrum. Only six children with whooping cough were monitored using the 24-hour monitoring of cough severity.However, the study is still a useful contribution to the current debate over whether a whooping cough booster vaccine is needed in adolescence. Further research is required to investigate whether such a vaccine would be cost-effective.Coughs can be common in children and are not usually serious. You should seek advice from your GP if your child experiences: intense bouts of coughing, which bring up thick phlegm a “whoop” sound with each sharp intake of breath after coughing (although this may not occur in infants and young children – see below) vomiting after coughing, especially in infants and young children tiredness and redness in the face from the effort of coughing While unpleasant, whooping cough is not usually serious in older children, and they should respond well to treatment with antibiotics.Analysis by Bazian. Edited by NHS Choices. Follow Behind the Headlines on Twitter. Join the Healthy Evidence forum. Links To The Headlines S...
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