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Metro Business Report September 6, 2010

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This is Lane Beattie, president of the Salt Lake Chamber, with your Metro Business Report.

Cases of pertussis—more commonly known as whooping cough—have increased in nearby states and Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah is encouraging people to make sure that all children and adults have up-to-date vaccinations against the disease.

Vaccination is the best prevention for whooping cough, health officials say. The vaccine to prevent whooping cough is included in the regular, recommended series of immunizations given to children.

Robert Wheeler, medical director for Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah says the end of summer is a good time to make sure preventive services and vaccinations are up to date.

Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah is a leading health plan in Utah, with more than 350-thousand members. Regence is committed to improving the health of its members and our community, and to transforming our health care system. This is Lane Beattie for KSL News Radio.

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