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For Pregnant Women

The following materials provide information on how you can help protect your baby from whooping cough (pertussis) by getting vaccinated while you are pregnant.

Health-e-Card

Pregnant? Get Tdap.

Pregnant? Get Tdap.
Talk to your doctor about getting the Tdap vaccine while pregnant.

This e-card is also available in Spanish.

Infographic

Protect Babies from Whooping Cough
Whooping cough can be deadly for babies. Learn how to protect them through vaccination.

This infographic is also available in Spanish.

Whooping Cough Infographic Web Buttons
Also available are web buttons that link to the infographic that you can use on your Web site, social network profile, or blog.

 

Matte Release (or Formatted Article)

Mother holding her infant

Whooping Cough Making a Comeback - Vaccination is Key [1 page]
Another fitful night. A mom is awake, listening to her baby cough and trying to comfort him. She wonders wearily when it will end. Unfortunately, the end will not come soon because this cough is whooping cough, also called the "100-day cough" because of its long duration.

Fact Sheet

You can start protecting your baby from whooping cough before birth

You Can Start Protecting Your Baby from Whooping Cough before Birth [1.21 MB, 2 pages]
This fact sheet explains that when pregnant women get the whooping cough vaccine during their third trimester, they will pass antibodies to their babies before birth. This allows babies to be born with protection against whooping cough.

This fact sheet is also available in Spanish [1.30 MB, 2 pages].

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Posters

helps protect your baby from the start.

Protect Your Baby from the Start [1.27 MB, 1 page]
This 18" x 24" poster explains that when pregnant women get the whooping cough vaccine during their third trimester, they will pass antibodies to their babies before birth. This allows babies to be born with protection against whooping cough.

This poster is also available in Spanish [1.27 MB, 1 page].

If you want high-resolution formats for commercial printing in English and Spanish, please e-mail us at mvpdb@cdc.gov.


protect my baby starting at her first breath.

Protect Your Baby Starting at Her First Breath [1.22 MB, 1 page]
This 18" x 24" poster explains that when pregnant women get the whooping cough vaccine during their third trimester, they will pass antibodies to their babies before birth. This allows babies to be born with protection against whooping cough.

If you want a high-resolution format for commercial printing in English, please e-mail us at mvpdb@cdc.gov.


Infographic - Protect Babies from Whooping Cough.

Protect Babies from Whooping Cough [9.13 MB, 1 page]
This 11" x 17"poster talks about three steps families can take to protect newborn babies from whooping cough.

This poster is also available in Spanish [3.84 MB, 1 page].

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Public Service Announcements

Whooping Cough PSA

Whooping Cough PSA (0:30 minutes)
This 30 second PSA encourages pregnant women to get the whooping cough vaccine, called Tdap, during the third trimester of each pregnancy in order to pass antibodies to their babies so they are born with protection against this serious disease.

This PSA is also available in Spanish.


Video: Protect You and Your Baby from Pertussis

Protect You and Your Baby from Pertussis (0:30 minutes)
This 30 second PSA by the Texas Department of State Health Services Immunization Branch promotes the recommendation to get Tdap vaccine while pregnant.

This PSA is also available in Spanish.

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Podcast

Pregnant woman holding her belly.

Born with Protection against Whooping Cough (2:21 minutes, Date Released: 1/22/2015)
This podcast provides information about whooping cough, a disease that can be deadly for babies, and CDC’s recommendation that all women receive the Tdap vaccine during the third trimester of every pregnancy so their babies can be born with protection from this serious disease.

This podcast is also available in Spanish.


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Videos

Tdap video

Pregnant? Help Protect Your Baby from Whooping Cough (Date Released: 1/12/2016)
Learn why Laura decided to get the whooping cough vaccine in her 3rd trimester and how her baby girl was born with some protection against the disease.


Adult Immunizations Video

Help Build a Circle of Protection (3:22 minutes, Date Released: 4/11/2013)
Watch a family’s story about losing their infant daughter to whooping cough and why vaccination is so important.

Sounds of Pertussis

Sounds of Pertussis
This campaign aims to help raise awareness about the dangers of whooping cough and the importance of vaccination by featuring personal stories of families and a doctor that have seen the effects of whooping cough in young babies.


Video from pkids

Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases (PKIDs)
PKIDs offers a variety of videos about whooping cough, including one family's struggle.


Baby with pertussis. Courtesy of the California Department of Health Services and Healthy Nevadans 2000, Nevada State Health Division.

Immunization Action Coalition Whooping Cough Videos (1:44 minutes)
The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) offers a variety of videos showing babies and children with whooping cough.


Video - Jeff Gordon Joins the Fight Against Pertussis

Jeff Gordon Joins the Fight Against Whooping Cough (0:60 minutes)
A 60 second PSA encouraging new and expectant parents to help protect their babies by making sure that anyone who is, or will be, in close contact with a young infant has been vaccinated against whooping cough.

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Web Features

Pregnant woman

Pregnant? Get Tdap in Your Third Trimester
Only you can give your baby protection against whooping cough before your little one is even born. Talk to your doctor or midwife about getting the Tdap vaccine during your third trimester.

This web feature is also available in Spanish


Pertussis (Whooping Cough) - What You Need To Know

Protect Babies from Whooping Cough
Whooping cough is very contagious and can cause serious illness—especially in babies who are too young to be fully vaccinated.

This web feature is also available in Spanish


Pregnant? Get vaccinated feature

Pregnant? Get vaccinated.
Learn about the vaccines you will need before and during your pregnancy to help protect yourself and your newest family member from serious diseases.

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