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.
Please visit the website Dana’s parents have set up in her memory and leave a few kind words for them.