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Whooping cough

I soon will be a grandfather, my kids asked me to get a booster shot so I did.
My question is that my brother 58 and caught whooping cough last year and says he doesn't  need one because of that ?
     My mother, the kids great grandmother is 83 and very frail but totally with it and her DR. said "HUMM" I'm not too sure weather I want to give you one at your age and said he'd "think about it" If he says sorry No...she now says she wouldn't want to risk being the one who potentially gives her new grandchild the disease so she's all sad !
      Can someone actually clear up all thew myths and wives tails and tell me if I'm the only one able to actually touch the child ? Thank you ! Badhabitsoz.
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Having whooping cough does not transfer lifelong immunity.  Even with the modern vaccine, kids who get immunized against it need to be re-immunized in their early teens.

Your mother's doctor sounds very cautious.  The old whooping cough vaccine was very strong but extremely problematic, causing serious reactions in some people.  The new one is much milder.  She might talk it over with a different doctor.
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In the third trimester it is advice that pregnant women get the whooping cough vaccine because it will transfer to the baby in utero and protect baby until he/she is old enough to receive the vaccine. So if mom gets the vaccine while pregnant baby should be protected but obviously if anyone is showing symptoms of being ill they should stay away from baby.
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Having whooping cough does not transfer lifelong immunity.  Even with the modern vaccine, kids who get immunized against it need to be re-immunized in their early teens.

Your mother's doctor sounds very cautious.  The old whooping cough vaccine was very strong but extremely problematic, causing serious reactions in some people.  The new one is much milder.  She might talk it over with a different doctor.
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  I don't even know if the parente to be of the new baby knew that ! They told me that she (mum) was goint to wait untill the baby was born before having her shot so I'll definately pass it on. Thank you tomorrow264
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Thanks AnnieBrook , "see I told my brother that  it didn't seem right that just because he actually had the desease once ment he was safe, now I have proof :) Thank you also and Yes, a second opinion from another DR. might be the best idea for Great Granny also. Thanks to you too for your imput.
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   Thanks to you ladies the end results of your advice is, my brother now is having his shot, and mum is also having one even if she has to go to another DR. So all sorted. Again, thanks to you both :)
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Take care.  Enjoy that baby!
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