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May 11, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Saturday in Burien: Free whooping-cough boosters for uninsured adults

Adults without insurance and who cannot afford to pay can get free whooping-cough booster shots tomorrow between  9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Group Health Burien Medical Center.

Group Health and Public Health – Seattle & King County have partnered to provide the booster-shot clinic. Health officials urge all adults, but particularly those who have contact with infants, children and pregnant women, to make sure they’ve been vaccinated, because whooping cough is at epidemic levels in the state.

Babies are particularly at risk for severe illness, hospitalization and death from the illness, also known as pertussis.

Adults and older children can experience symptoms ranging from cold-like illness to serious illness. But the biggest danger that they can spread the whooping cough to infants, pregnant women and others who aren’t protected.

The clnic is located at 140 S.W .146th St., Burien.  For more information, see Public Health – Seattle & King County.

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