Free whooping-cough boosters for uninsured adults in Burien tomorrow, Saturday

Free whooping-cough boosters for uninsured adults in Burien tomorrow, Saturday

Free whooping-cough booster shots will be offered tomorrow, Saturday, May 12, for adults without insurance and who cannot afford to pay, between 9: a.m. and 1: p.m. at the Group Health Burien Medical Center.

Group Health and Public Health – Seattle & King County have partnered to provide the booster-shot clinic. Health officials urge all adults, but particularly those who have contact with infants, children and pregnant women, to make sure they’ve been vaccinated, because whooping cough is at epidemic levels in the state.

Babies are particularly at risk for severe illness, hospitalization and death from the illness, also known as pertussis.

Adults and older children can experience symptoms ranging from cold-like illness to serious illness. But the biggest danger that they can spread the whooping cough to infants, pregnant women and others who aren’t protected.

The clnic is located at 140 S.W .146th St., Burien.

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