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St Joseph health officials urge dads to get Pertussis vaccine

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There is a push in northern Indiana to get dads into the doctor's office.

Saint Joseph health officials say they've seen a drastic increase in Pertussis cases. It's also known as"whooping cough."

The bacterial infection is very contagious, and it has the potential to be deadly among infants.

Because parents are in close contact with their kids, they can easily transmit "whooping cough."

Health officials say mothers are routinely given the T-DAP shot, but dads aren't. So now, they're encouraging dads to go and get vaccinated.

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