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  • 1. Vermont’s Whooping Cough Outbreak A Summary"We know there are places around the countrywhere there are large numbers of people whoaren’t vaccinated. However, we dont thinkthose exemptors are driving this current wave.”• - Anne Schuchat, MD (National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Disease, CDC), 7/19/2012• See: http://discovermagazine.com/2013/jan-feb/82-whooping-cough-makes-a-comeback#.UQv6
  • 2. Of those states with Whooping CoughOutbreaks, >50% of them do not even offer aphilosophical exemption. From CDC, http://www.cdc.gov/pertussis/outbreaks.html * * * * * * * * * * * ** Indicates a state with only religious vaccine exemption
  • 3. http://vtdigger.org/2012/10/08/90-percent-of-wh
  • 4. VT Health Department:
  • 5. Data from VT Health Department
  • 6. WHAT CDC SAYS ABOUTPERTUSSIS:“Pertussis incidence isusually characterized by acyclical pattern, with peaksoccurring at 3- to 4-yearintervals”-http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00023030.htm
  • 7. “CONCLUSIONS: Protection against pertussis waned during the5 years after the fifth dose of DTaP.”
  • 8. Current VT Vaccination Rates 2020 goal 2010 goal“Although many children in Vermont have had most of their vaccinations, little more than 60 percent have had all of the doses for all of the vaccines recommended for their age group.” – Harry Chen, Health Commissioner See: http://vtdigger.org/2011/04/27/chen-vaccination-benefits-outweigh-risks-of-disease/

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