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Free Whooping Cough Vaccine Offered on May 18

Since November 2015, there have been 230 cases of whooping cough, also known as pertussis, reported in Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton Counties. The Northern Kentucky Health Department has implemented several strategies to stop the spread of the disease, including providing free vaccine to the community. Because vaccine protection fades over time, adults and parents […]

Whooping cough cases continued to climb as outbreak enters its sixth month

Recent reports of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, in Northern Kentucky have reached record levels. Since November 2015, there have been 172 cases reported in Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton Counties—a level that surpasses previous outbreaks in 2012 (109 reported cases) and in 2010 (140 cases). School-age children, aged 7 to 17 years, continue […]