Lets Talk Whooping Cough Vaccine!

Who should get vaccinated? Everyone who isn’t up to date on their tetanus/pertussis/diphtheria vaccination. A booster needs to be given every 10 years.

Anyone who is going to be around an infant needs to receive the vaccine if they are not up to date. The Center for Disease Control recommends that expectant mothers get vaccinated during weeks 27 through 36 of their pregnancy with EACH child. This will help your infant be protected as your body will produce antibodies and pass them to your child before birth. This is so important because the whooping cough presents like a common cold for the first 1 to 2 weeks before coughing begins. Protect yourself and others by getting vaccinated when indicated.
Visit www.cdc.orga for more information.


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