An eight-week-old baby died from pertussis, also known as whooping cough — a highly contagious but vaccine-preventable disease.
Since infants get their first pertussis vaccination at two months, new guidelines recommend vaccinating pregnant women and adults in contact with infants as a strategy for protecting newborns.
- CommonHealth: From First Cold To Grave: How Two-Month-Old Brady Died Of Pertussis
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
This segment aired on May 1, 2012.