Thursday, August 20, 2009

8/20 - NYC Event on Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

I do public relations for a living with a focus on health care topics. I am especially passionate about the causes that involve protecting our children. So, if you happen to be in NYC today, 8/20, come on by the Sounds of Pertussis event in Times Square (Military Island) at the intersection of Broadway and 7th Avenue between 43rd and 44th Streets to learn more about the disease and what you can do as a parent to protect yourself and help prevent the transmission of pertussis (a.k.a. - whooping cough) to your infant.

Visit to see a public service announcement featuring actress and mother Jennifer Lopez in conjunction with March of Dimes and Sanofi Pasteur promoting the cause to help encourage and urge adults and in close contact with infants to talk with a health care provider about the adult pertussis booster, Tdap.

My husband and I got the vaccine right after Sarah was born and urge you to do the same if you have a little one at home who is not yet fully immunized.

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