Whooping cough (pertussis) is a very contagious disease that affects your lungs and is caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis. It can be serious for anyone, but life-threatening in newborns and young babies. Learn how you can help protect your baby from whooping cough.
You can give your baby some short-term protection in early life when he is most vulnerable.
You can provide indirect protection to your baby by asking anyone who is around him to get a whooping cough vaccine.
You can help your baby start building his own protection against whooping cough by getting his own vaccine on time.
Learn about the safety, side effects, and efficacy of whooping cough vaccines.
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