Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- All adults may soon be required to get vaccinated against whooping cough. A panel that advises the FDA voted on Wednesday to expand its recommendation
to include all those 65 years old and older who hadn’t received a whooping cough shot as an adult.
Children have been vaccinated against whooping cough since the 1940s but a vaccine for adolescents and adults wasn’t licensed until 2005.
Whooping cough is among the illnesses being reported by people in Liverpool.
Dr. Dracker says he’s seeing whooping cough in seven to 10 year olds. He reminds parents to have their children vaccinated. He’s also seeing the stomach bug, pneumonia, and allergies.
In Camillus, Dr. Rovall says many patients are also reporting the stomach bug. It lasts about five days. She’s also seeing pink eye and croup.
At Brighton Hill Pediatrics to the south of Syracuse, strep throat is What’s Going Around.
Strep throat is also What’s Going Around in Fayetteville. Living Proof Longevity Center also checks in with upper respiratory infections and the stomach bug.
In Pulaski, Dr. Carguello is seeing sore throats right now, both strep and viral.
In Auburn, doctors are seeing sore throats, pneumonia, bronchitis, and the stomach bug.