MIDS Capstone Project Fall 2018


Whooping cough (Pertussis) is a preventable cause of infant death, and is severe and costly for children and adults alike. While whooping cough was virtually eliminated in the 1970s due to the introduction of the DTP vaccination, annual cases of whooping cough are climbing to near 1950s levels due in part to unfounded fears of vaccination side effects.

In an increasingly impersonal medical service environment, VaxxFacts is a personalized resource tailored to users, their cities, their schools, and their demographics to show the risks of not vaccinating in a clear and accessible manner. It provides centralized information currently only available in disparate, often technical sources and presents it simply and dynamically.

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October 1, 2019