For Everyone

These materials focus on whooping cough (pertussis) awareness and prevention in general or across the lifespan.

Fact Sheet

Whooping Cough: Questions and Answers

Whooping Cough: Questions and Answers pdf icon[4 pages]external icon
This 8-1/2″ x 11″ fact sheet provides information from the Immunization Action Coalition about whooping cough and vaccines to prevent it.


Graphic depicting young children, preteens, pregnant women, and adults, all of which need whooping cough vaccines.

People of All Ages Need Whooping Cough Vaccinesimage icon
This graphic highlights CDC’s whooping cough vaccination recommendations for young children, preteens, pregnant women, and adults.

This graphic is also available in Spanishimage icon.


Mother holding infant

Recognizing and Preventing Whooping Cough (Pertussis) (3:15 minutes, Date Released: 1/22/2015)
This podcast provides information about the symptoms of whooping cough and how vaccines can help prevent this serious disease for people of all ages. It is especially important for those who will have close contact with a baby to be up to date with their whooping cough vaccine.

This podcast is also available in Spanish.


Pertussis Outbreak Posters

Whooping Cough – Vaccinate to Protect [1 page]
This 17″ x 11″ poster summarizes whooping cough vaccine recommendations.

This poster is also available in Spanish pdf icon[1 page].

Pertussis Sounds

Page last reviewed: November 18, 2019