These materials focus on whooping cough (pertussis) awareness and prevention in general or across the lifespan. Materials about specific vaccine recommendations are available for
Newsletter and Bulletin Sample Stories about Whooping Cough [3 pages] Updated 1/10/2014
Whether whooping cough is on the rise in your community or not, you can help protect infants by encouraging vaccination. Choose from four sample inserts for your local newsletter or bulletin.
Whooping Cough: Unprotected Story
Parents tell true story of how whooping cough sickened their child and impacted their family.
Recognizing and Preventing Whooping Cough (Pertussis) (3:15 minutes, Date Released: 1/22/2015)
This podcast provides information about the symptoms of whooping cough and how vaccines can help prevent this serious disease for people of all ages. It is especially important for those who will have close contact with a baby to be up to date with their whooping cough vaccine.
Whooping Cough – Vaccinate to Protect [1 page]
This 17" x 11" poster summarizes whooping cough vaccine recommendations.
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This poster is also available in Spanish [1 page].
People with whooping cough can cough violently and rapidly, over and over, until the air is gone from their lungs and they are forced to inhale with a loud "whooping" sound. The disease is worse for very young children. Also, it is important to know that not everyone with this disease coughs or "whoops".
Watch a short video of a boy coughing due to whooping cough (00:12 seconds)
Hear how whooping cough sounds in a child (00:26 seconds)
Watch a short video of a hospitalized man with whooping cough (00:56 seconds)
- Page last reviewed: August 31, 2015
- Page last updated: April 28, 2015
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