Jul 222010
Vaccine Preventable Death - Dylan Bianchi

Age at death – 17 days Cause of death – Pertussis (whooping cough) Vaccination status – Most likely unvaccinated due to young age Synopsis – Dylan’s mother got sick with cold like symptoms while she was pregnant. As her disease worsened, it induced early labor. Dylan was born two weeks premature, but otherwise in good health. Mariah, Dylan’s mother, had pertussis which went undiagnosed by her doctors. Her other son also started exhibiting the same symptoms. Unfortunately, the disease then infected Dylan. Seventeen days after her baby Dylan was born, he grew so lethargic that she couldn’t wake him for ———->FULL ARTICLE

May 012010
Vaccine Preventable Deaths - Dana Elizabeth McCaffery

Age at death – 4 weeks Cause of death – Pertussis (whooping cough) Vaccination status – Had not received first pertussis shot, because she was too young Synopsis – Dana died at 4 weeks of age from whooping cough. She was too young to have received her first pertussis shot. Vaccination rates where the McCaffery’s lived were, unfortunately, too low to provide protection for Dana. She died on March the 9th, 2009. Our hearts and thoughts go to Dana’s parents and the rest of her family; we are very sorry for your loss. Please visit the website Dana’s parents have ———->FULL ARTICLE