The takeaway message for parents, Bromberg said, is that "the vaccine works. It's effective, so make sure everyone is appropriately vaccinated according to the current schedule."
"We'll have to wait for further study to [determine if the current dosing schedule needs change]," he said. "Parents should stay tuned as to whether we recommend additional vaccinations for pertussis."
Learn more about pertussis vaccines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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