THIS IS TOTAL BULLSHIT, THEY CLAIM ITS THE WORST OUTBREAK FOR DECADES BUT THE SIMPLE FACT IS THERE HAVE ONLY BEEN 3500 CASES OUT OF THE ENTIRE UK POPULATION, THIS IS JUST ANOTHER EXCUSE TO GET THE POISON OUT…AGENDA21 IN ACTION, PUMPING MORE CRAP INTO THE POPULATION, USING FEARMONGERING TO DO IT! 3500 CASES OUT OF THE ENTIRE POPULATION, MORE DIE IN CAR ACCIDENTS, DO YOU WANT TO VACCINATE AGAINST DRIVING? Notice the “protect” word which mottled was talking about in her blog! Its for your good remember! TO PROTECT YOU! AND MAKE YOU SAFE
Doctors are considering vaccinating newborn babies against whooping cough amid the worst outbreak of the disease in almost two decades.
So far this year there have been more than 3,500 cases of the disease, which can be fatal, in England and Wales – three times higher than in the whole of last year, when the current outbreak began.
The cases this year include six deaths, all in babies aged under three months.
Babies are currently given the whooping cough vaccine as part of the five-in-one jab at eight weeks, 12 weeks and at 16 weeks of age with a booster given before starting school.
However government advisers are now considering if newborns should be vaccinated, if the jab should be offered to pregnant women to protect their child from birth, and if close family members of babies should be vaccinated (that means you) in a strategy known as “cocooning”.
The Department of Health’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) is also looking at whether to offer boosters for teenagers.