Whooping cough is two- to three-times more common in Colorado than the rest of country. One reason may be the state’s relatively low vaccination rate. Researchers have just published a study linking the high number of whooping cough cases in Colorado to the number of parents who refuse the vaccine against it. KCFR Health Reporter Eric Whitney has more.

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