Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

If you are pregnant or a caregiver for an infant, ask for the Tdap (pertussis) vaccination!

Deadly for Babies

Whooping cough (pertussis) is a respiratory infection that can cause severe coughing or trouble breathing. About half of infants who get whooping cough are hospitalized!

Create a circle of protection around your baby. Four out of five babies who get whooping cough catch it from someone at home.

Everyone needs to be vaccinated: 

  • Brothers
  • Childcare Providers
  • Grandparents
  • Parents
  • Sisters
Protect Your Baby from Whooping Cough

Doses of Vaccine

Make sure your baby gets all 5 doses of whooping cough vaccine on time.

Your baby needs whooping cough vaccine at:

  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 15 through 18 months
  • 4 through 6 years

Get vaccinated from your healthcare provider or at one of our clinics.

Last reviewed April 28, 2023