Albertsons/Sav-On Pharmacies offering whooping cough vaccination in Southern Calif.

NEW YORK — As the whooping cough epidemic grows in California, Albertsons/Sav-On Pharmacies throughout Southern California are offering the vaccination to help stop the spread of the highly contagious disease.

Specially trained and certified Albertsons/Sav-On pharmacists are available to administer this vaccine Monday through Sunday, without the need of an appointment.

According to the State’s Health Department, about 800 new cases have been reported within the first two weeks of June.

Whooping cough is a contagious disease that causes violent coughing fits making it hard to breathe. It spreads easily when someone with the disease coughs or sneezes. But a one-time vaccination can prevent the disease from spreading.

 

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