Pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, is highly contagious and caused by the Bordetella pertussis bacteria. This respiratory illness can be severe for people of all ages, especially babies. Pertussis symptoms usually appear 5-10 days after exposure, but may take up to 3 weeks to manifest.
Pertussis is a highly contagious disease that affects only humans. It spreads from person to person through coughing, sneezing, or close proximity in shared breathing space. Infected individuals can easily transmit the disease to others.
The most effective way to prevent pertussis infection is vaccination. Consider our DTaP vaccine, which safeguards against diphtheria, tetanus, and pretussis. Protect yourself and your loved ones by getting vaccinated, book your appointment today!
The CDC recommends the whooping cough vaccination everyone. Adults who have never received a Tdap shot should do so as soon as possible. Additionally, all babies, children, preteens, and pregnant women should be vaccinated.
If you haven’t been vaccinated already, you should do so as soon as possible. Most US citizens will be vaccinated at some point during their childhood.
After the third dose at 6 months old, children are 80% to 85% immune to whooping cough for 3 to 5 years.
Adults who are fully vaccinated should get either a Td or Tdap shot every 10 years. This can be received any time, regardless of when they last got Td.
Immunize LA is proud to offer the TDap Vaccine, which protects against Tetanus, Pertussis, and Diphtheria.