HOW TO HELP PREVENT WHOOPING COUGH WITH A TDAP VACCINE

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the best way to help prevent whooping cough is vaccination.

All ADULTS

A Tdap booster shot is recommended by the CDC for all adults if they have not previously received a booster dose.

Even if you’ve had whooping cough before or received a DTaP vaccine during childhood, adults should be vaccinated with Tdap if they have not been before.

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INFANTS & CHILDREN

Five vaccinations with DTaP are recommended at the following ages: 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 15 to 18 months, and 4 to 6 years.

HAVING A BABY?

The CDC recommends that pregnant women should be vaccinated between the 27th and 36th week of each pregnancy—preferably during the earlier part of this time period—to ensure their babies are protected from whooping cough.

Pregnant women should consult their physician to see if Tdap vaccination is right for them.

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PRE-TEENS & TEENS

A Tdap booster shot is recommended by the CDC for all people ages 11 and older (can be given as early as age 10) who have not previously received Tdap.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist how to help protect yourself and your loved ones from whooping cough.

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