For Healthcare Professionals
The following materials focus on pertussis awareness, diagnosis, vaccination, postexposure prophylaxis recommendations, and how to collect laboratory specimens.
Making a Strong Vaccine Referral to Pregnant Women [1.02 MB, 2 pages]
This fact sheet offers tips for how to make a strong referral to your patients to help ensure that they get recommended vaccines. It is designed for healthcare professionals who are not able to stock and administer Tdap or influenza vaccines in their office.
Pertussis Testing Video: Collecting a Nasopharyngeal Aspirate Clinical Specimen
(4:14 minutes, Date Released: 2/14/2011)
This video demonstrates proper techniques for collecting and transporting a pertussis clinical specimen from the posterior nasopharynx obtained by aspiration.