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Jennifer Lopez Stands Up In Support of Vaccines

| by Kev Leitch

In an interview with ‘Good Morning America’ Jennifer Lopez stood up for vaccinations by talking about a new campaign and website. The website is very accomplished and features Ms Lopez talking about how to protect your baby from Whooping Cough.

The interview itself contained the following on vaccines:

She’s also raising awareness about pertussis, the potentially fatal disease better known as whooping cough.

Visit www.soundsofpertussis.com to find out more about the vaccine.

Pertussis
cases were virtually nonexistent in the United States after a vaccine
was developed. Reported cases of whooping cough hit a low of about
1,000 in 1976. That number has been on the rise over the past 30 years,
and in 2005, 25,000 cases were reported, according to the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention. According to a CDC study of the disease, Hispanic infants were particularly hard hit by the disease, though there is no clear reason why.

Immunization
from the whooping cough vaccine wears off over time, usually between
five and 10 years, so adults can spread the highly contagious disease
to infants.

Lopez said babies most often contract the disease
from their parents, and it can go undetected. “We’ll be OK, but it
could be fatal to the babies,” she said.

The Sounds of
Pertussis campaign educates adults about getting a Tdap booster shot,
which protects against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis.

Lopez joins other responsible parents and celebs Jennifer Garner andAmanda Peet in making sure everyone knows that these vaccines are safe and available.