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Hello welcome to help plug I'm Dr.
Manny the CDC is reporting.
That the US is experiencing one of the largest outbreaks of produces -- known as whooping cough.
In over fifty years jointly today is actress Sharon Michelle Gellar.
Who has -- up with the March of Dimes to shed some light on the potential dangers of -- called.
And the importance of vaccinations well come and give me good you know I have kids you've got kids is an important issue I love it it's incredibly important and it's it's on the rise as -- -- it's becoming an epidemic again and if there's things we can do to help protect.
Children and I'm I'm I'm sure good IA IMC -- -- -- -- the campaign it's called the sounds of proposed -- right because it has that this whooping -- has that specific sound -- they had this.
Down to it and it it's different than like a crew cough which sounds more like that Arctic -- elect its name from the what's really hard for children if they can't catch their breath in between them.
Acme they turned -- is potentially fatal absolutely young children absolutely and most of the time it's brought to them that parents and will be sentenced to six -- at.
If they can Trace back the origin of where they contacted them.
And -- and the time it was from the family members 50% of the time from the parents tell tonight.
And you know people who have a lot of misconceptions.
Because they don't.
You know the it's sometimes they think as well as the common cold.
Nothing's gonna happen.
And they -- late to the game and -- -- child to see health professional truly.
Heard I think we -- -- the doctor -- but I think the -- bicycle ever again -- even at all concerned when it comes to an infant.
Ask the doctor go to health care professionals have them tell you that it's nothing more than a -- and that's what's scary ad out.
Whooping cough or pertussis is it does start like that it doesn't -- -- its regular company can progress so incredibly quickly and be potentially they now you as a political you mama.
-- momma momma momma valued -- beautiful children.
This hits home to you right now we're always around kids you got little kids and you know you have big now have a lot of friends and so this is this is very good very.
Personal thing -- -- Kind of a person on I think you realize as a parent and even if you're not a parent like the last thing you want to do is be the reason that someone whose immunity is not up can get -- And when they contact me much about and Tennessee pastor they had this wonderful idea had it tip make it simple and and also to create a social media for it to a place where the statistics are there.
That language is simple and you can get everyone at home.
One of my concerns -- and this as him as a practicing obstetrician.
Especially in minority patients you know we we have -- wave.
Of a lot of you Americans coming to this country from different parts of the world and as you can possibly see.
Many times vaccination campaigns and those countries are not.
In the best shape.
And the rates of whooping cough in -- in big cities.
-- is a lot because of those you know new -- to America and and of course we need to educate.
So this is part of this campaign that you do it.
I think that's in general what you try to do you rise as a parent -- -- -- -- in -- country whatever it is there's a lot of information about that and let's get it to its simplest plan.
This is the best way to help stop the spread of this is to get the vaccine and it is a simple vaccine when it and a lot of parents are -- I that's I -- -- say it's -- banks and Maxine and I can tell you as a parent I have had the adult vaccine.
Both of my children have had it.
And I think the only -- that -- might have been me from a little bit -- soreness at the injection site but I actually -- my doctor that.
That that that had an idea -- -- -- listen and and of course you need boosters a lot of time it's five to ten years in adults and on the the children.
Very good to be sure you knew -- I know and he's -- -- who now let's talk about then the campaign itself because it's all about education is about.
People learning and where can they get the vaccine and you didn't have any questions about the vaccine.
Yes tell me about the -- today at this call the breathing room.
And basically what you do -- -- the picture of your child up there because who in your circle does not -- -- cute pictures of your children need and you put all of the people in your life family grandparents parents caregivers.
-- come in contact daily with the child and then everybody can pledge to get the vaccine.
On the website and on the app that will help you link up two places in your area that can that give you that vaccine as well to help with that.
How do you tackle that issue.
To get quote was yeah it was a really easy conversation -- me have my mother.
And my husband's mother love our children so ideally I would never want to be the kinds of any honest and by any of their friend.
And linemen and that's the thing we bring these -- is and so I said I have to do is -- and I seen and that's the most effective way to help prevent there like I.
-- and it in the head and of course through this campaign.
If you wanted sort of knowledge somebody -- found -- having second fraud always put your iPod that's -- but yeah.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- All right.
Give me advice.
You know 22 parents.
We talked about the family but the sometimes.
The caregivers -- very important I mean.
Questions that parish and dance especially in day care.
It is I think sometimes we get we're so grateful and we just went to edit -- people that were afraid to upset them or afraid to ask many thing.
And if they're actually there to take every child -- want to do everything they -- to protect their child was it very easy conversation for me to have with the people that help us with our children and this -- to temple -- never be afraid to ask them.
And I so we got a couple important things I want everybody to remember whooping cough on the rise.
He could lead to terrible danger you -- eliminated by getting a vaccine that is safe.
Everybody -- around the kids should get it and especially older guys like myself or anybody who's my age.
You probably need -- booster shots on Kenya had -- five or six years ago and it's important to have.
Tell me about the website where people can get more information there's two web sites didn't get the information you can go to.
Sounds of pertussis dot com that's the best way to get -- obviously -- of dimes as well.
I'm and the app is called the -- where -- takes a cat.
Well -- thank you for being here great information.
And I got an issue.
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