For Parents of Young Children
These materials provide information on how you can help protect your young children from whooping cough (pertussis) by following the recommended childhood vaccination schedule.
Protect Babies from Whooping Cough
Whooping cough can be deadly for babies. Learn how to protect them through vaccination.
This infographic is also available in Spanish.
Whooping Cough Infographic Web Buttons
Also available are web buttons that link to the infographic that you can use on your Web site, social network profile, or blog.
Childhood Whooping Cough Vaccine Protects Most Children for at least 5 Years [1 page]
CDC officials stress that vaccines are the best way to prevent whooping cough. In addition, people who do catch whooping cough after being vaccinated are much less likely to be hospitalized or die from the disease.
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.
The Immunization Baby Book (4:16 minutes, Date Released: 6/9/2014)
For parents there’s no greater joy then watching your child grow up happy and healthy. That’s why most parents choose the safe, proven protection of vaccines. Flipping through this baby book, you can learn what vaccines babies need, when they’re needed, and why it’s so important to follow CDC’s recommended immunization schedule. Immunization gives you the power to protect your baby from 14 serious childhood diseases by age 2.
Immunization Action Coalition Pertussis Videos (1:44 minutes)
The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) offers a variety of videos showing babies and children with whooping cough.
- Page last reviewed: August 31, 2015
- Page last updated: April 28, 2015
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