Whooping Cough or Pertussis

Data are for the U.S.

Morbidity
  • Reported number of new whooping cough cases: 15,609 (2018)

Source: Health, United States, 2019, table 10 pdf icon[PDF – 9.8 MB]

Vaccination
  • Percent of children vaccinated by age 24 months with 4 or more doses of DTP/DT/DTaP vaccination: 80.7% (2015)
  • Percent of adolescents aged 13-17 years with 1 dose or more of Tdap vaccination: 88.9% (2018)

Source: Health, United States, 2019, table 31 pdf icon[PDF 9.8 MB] and table 32 pdf icon[PDF 9.8 MB]

Page last reviewed: March 1, 2021