Jefferson County Public Health is recommending whooping cough vaccinations and booster shots for all children and adults, especially child-care workers and anyone who interacts with infants.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reported 715 cases of whooping cough — also known has pertussis — between Jan. 1 and Aug. 11, and has called the illness an epidemic, said Nancy Braden, spokeswoman for Jeffco Public Health.
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