For Parents

These materials provide information on how you can help protect your children from whooping cough (pertussis) by following the recommended childhood vaccination schedule.

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Fact Sheets

Pertussis fact sheet.

Whooping Cough and the Vaccine (Shot) to Prevent It
This web page describes symptoms of infection as well as benefits and risks of vaccination.

This information is also available in Spanish.

Tdap Vaccine for Preteens and Teens: Information for Parents.

Tdap Vaccine for Preteens and Teens: Information for Parents pdf icon[1 page]
This 8-1/2″ x 11″ fact sheet answers general questions about the booster shot that protects preteens and teens.

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

Podcasts

Doctor with patient

Whooping Cough Vaccine Recommendation for Babies and Young Children (3:25 minutes, Date Released: 1/22/2015)
This podcast provides information about whooping cough and the recommendation that all children receive the DTaP vaccine, according to CDC’s recommended schedule, to help protect them from this serious disease.

This podcast is also available in Spanish.

Podcast: Whooping Cough Vaccine Recommendation for Preteens and Teens

Whooping Cough Vaccine Recommendation for Preteens (3:12 minutes, Date Released: 1/22/2015)
This podcast provides information about whooping cough and the recommendation that all preteens receive the Tdap vaccine when they are 11 or 12 to help protect them from this serious disease.

This podcast is also available in Spanish.

Page last reviewed: November 18, 2019