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: Suspect Arrested In Shooting Death Of Glassell Park Rite-Aid Employee Miguel Penaloza
It is this disconnect that Dr. Jayvee Regala discussed Monday as an in-studio guest on the KCAL 9 News at Noon.READ MORE: UCLA Medical Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Among U.S. News & World Report's Top 10 Best Hospitals
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: Huntington Beach City Council Appoints Rhonda Bolton To Replace Tito Ortiz
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