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Add whooping cough vaccination to your back-to-school list




A school nurse prepares a vaccine against whooping cough before giving it to students at Mark Twain Middle School in Los Angeles.
A school nurse prepares a vaccine against whooping cough before giving it to students at Mark Twain Middle School in Los Angeles.
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Believe it or not, Los Angeles Unified students head back to school in just two weeks.

As families prepare for the Back to School season, here’s another task to add to the list: Vaccinations against whooping cough. KPCC’s health reporter Rebecca Plevin joins us to talk about this, especially in the context of the state’s whooping cough epidemic.