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Prevention: Parents-to-be

Español: Prevención: Futuros padres

Pregnant? Help Protect Your Baby from Whooping Cough

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.
Also available on YouTube.

Pertussis (whooping cough) can lead to serious illness, needing treatment in the hospital, and death — especially in babies who are too young to be well-protected by vaccines. You can help protect your baby from pertussis by:

  • Getting a pertussis vaccine (Tdap) if you are pregnant
  • Encouraging those around your baby be up-to-date with pertussis vaccination
  • Making sure your baby gets his pertussis vaccines on time

Learn more about how each of these steps offers protection to your baby.

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