LOS ANGELES (CBS) — California is experiencing an epidemic with whooping cough.
Ironically, doctors report that more parents seem to be wary of giving their children the vaccine to ward off the disease.READ MORE: Alfredo Leon Ruiz Arrested After Allegedly Stabbing Dog To Death In Thousand Palms
It is this disconnect that Dr. Jayvee Regala discussed Monday as an in-studio guest on the KCAL 9 News at Noon.READ MORE: Garden Grove Strawberry Festival Officials Warn Of Scammer Selling Vendor Booths For Canceled Event
Dr. Regala, the Director of Pediatrics and Pediatric Trauma with Northridge Hospital Medical Center, is part of a 17-member panel of doctors urging parents to get their kids vaccinated. He said, and warned, that by the time a child comes down with the disease, it might be too late.
Whooping cough (AKA Pertussis) can be deadly. And Dr. Regala fears the death toll could rise…MORE NEWS: Fontana Softball Coach Osbaldo Gonzalez Arrested For Allegedly Molesting 3 Of His Players
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