Whooping Cough or Pertussis

Data are for the U.S.

Morbidity
  • Reported number of new whooping cough cases: 18,975 (2017)

Source: Health, United States, 2018, table 10 pdf icon[PDF – 9.8 MB]

Vaccination
  • Percent of children aged 19-35 months with 4 or more doses of DTP/DT/DTaP vaccination: 83.2% (2017)
  • Percent of adolescents aged 13-17 years with 1 dose or more of Tdap vaccination: 88.7% (2017)

Source: Health, United States, 2018, table 31 pdf icon[PDF 9.8 MB] and table 32 pdf icon[PDF 9.8 MB]

Page last reviewed: October 7, 2015