Co. Health Dept. Offers Free Whooping CoughVaccine

The Saint Louis County Department of Health will be offering free Whooping Cough vaccine at two clinics later this month to those eleven years of age and older – one on Wednesday, July 24 in North County and one on Monday, July 29 in South County.

Whooping Cough is the common name for pertussis – a highly contagious disease that can be fatal, especially for infants.

“Vaccine-preventable diseases are among the easiest to fight because we know what stops them,” said Dr. Dolores J. Gunn, director of the Saint Louis County Department of Health.  “By offering these free clinics, we hope to curb the spread of this potentially-serious disease, and we hope as many Saint Louis County residents as possible take advantage of this opportunity to be immunized.”

The immunizations will be offered at the John C. Murphy Health Center at 6121 North Hanley Road in Berkeley on Wednesday, July 24 from noon – 4 p.m.

They will also be offered at the South County Health Center at 4580 South Lindbergh Blvd. in Sunset Hills on Monday, July 29 from noon – 4 p.m.

For more information about the free vaccination clinics: www.stlouisco.com/HealthandWellness/PertussisClinics

For more information about pertussis, visit www.cdc.gov/pertussis/



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