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Pertussis Vaccine Recommendations for Adolescents

This CDC podcast provides information on the tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis vaccine recommendations for adolescents. Listen as experts discuss the prevalence of pertussis in adolescents in the US, how pertussis is transmitted, the different types of pertussis, and risks posed to infants who are exposed to pertussis.

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