FWIW I asked my doctor about
whooping cough recently as I'm pretty sure I had it twice - first time was around 13 years ago, pre-lyme, and it was bad but manageable, the second time was maybe two years after I was bit and I was on the couch for over two months before I started to recover, it was a nightmare. That's when I started looking into herbs to try to prevent a recurrence as I was catching everything going at that point.
Although the vaccine is part of the dTap booster that adults get every 10 years the whooping cough vaccine only lasts for around 5 years or so so I would have been well past that point both times I was sick. It's one that I'd probably consider seeking out in a few years when it's up again as it's not a live vaccine.
Since many of us are in the position of relying on herd immunity it's a complicated question now. Sigh.
Bullseye rash August 2013.
Following Buhner for Borrelia, Babesia and Bartonella since July 2017.
Much improved and working to recover from mold now.
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