Has the change to acellular pertussis vaccine improved or worsened pertussis control?

Halperin, Scott A.; De Serres, Gaston
November 2006
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/7/2006, Vol. 175 Issue 10, p1227
Academic Journal
An editorial is presented in response to a study by D. Vickers, A.G. Ross, and R.C. Mainar-Jaime regarding the effect of acellular pertussis vaccination on incidence of pertussis among children less than 10 years of age in Canada. Citing flaws in the passive surveillance research methods used in the study, the author states that he does not agree with the researchers' claim that the acellular pertussis vaccine is ineffective.


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