Help protect yourself against whooping cough
Bordetella pertussis is bacteria that causes pertussis, commonly known as ‘whooping cough.’ The disease affects the lungs and airways and can lead to serious complications.
Booster doses of Td or Tdap
Td (tetanus and diphtheria) vaccines are used to help prevent tetanus and diphtheria in older children and adults, and the Tdap vaccine can also help prevent pertussis or whooping cough.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that adults receive a booster dose of either the Td or Tdap vaccines every ten years to ensure continued protection against tetanus and diphtheria.Learn more