Got a News Tip for NaturalNews? Send us your news tip, and we'll investigate!

Illinois students now required to receive increasingly ineffective Tdap vaccine

Posted: August 1, 2013 |   Comments

( The Illinois Department of Public Health says there's a new requirement this year. All students in grades 6 through 12 are now required to show proof of receiving one Tdap vaccine. Tdap was designed to protect against tetanus, diphtheria and perussis, commonly known as whooping cough.

Last year, only sixth- and ninth-grade Illinois students needed to receive the Tdap vaccine. Students must either show proof of having received one Tdap vaccination, must have an appointment to get it or have an approved medical or religious exemption on file.

A study recently published in the online peer-reviewed medical journal, BMJ, shows that the Tdap vaccine has an effectiveness rate of only 53 to 64 percent.

Side effects of being injected with the Tdap vaccine include: headaches, upper respiratory tract infection, stuffy nose, sore throat, joint pain, abdominal pain, coughing, nausea, diarrhea, fever, blood in urine or stool, pneumonia and inflammation of the stomach or intestines.

Have a Comment? Share it...

comments powered by Disqus