For Pregnant Women
The following materials provide information on how you can help protect your baby from whooping cough (pertussis) by getting vaccinated while you are pregnant.
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.
Whooping Cough Making a Comeback – Vaccination is Key [1 page]
Another fitful night. A mom is awake, listening to her baby cough and trying to comfort him. She wonders wearily when it will end. Unfortunately, the end will not come soon because this cough is whooping cough, also called the “100-day cough” because of its long duration.
Whooping Cough PSA (0:30 minutes)
This 30 second PSA encourages pregnant women to get the whooping cough vaccine, called Tdap, during the third trimester of each pregnancy in order to pass antibodies to their babies so they are born with protection against this serious disease.
This PSA is also available in Spanish.
Born with Protection against Whooping Cough (2:21 minutes, Date Released: 1/22/2015)
This podcast provides information about whooping cough, a disease that can be deadly for babies, and CDC’s recommendation that all women receive the Tdap vaccine during the third trimester of every pregnancy so their babies can be born with protection from this serious disease.
This podcast is also available in Spanish.
Pregnant? Help Protect Your Baby from Whooping Cough (Date Released: 1/12/2016)
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.
Help Build a Circle of Protection (3:22 minutes, Date Released: 4/11/2013)
Watch a family’s story about losing their infant daughter to whooping cough and why vaccination is so important.
Sounds of Pertussis
This campaign aims to help raise awareness about the dangers of whooping cough and the importance of vaccination by featuring personal stories of families and a doctor that have seen the effects of whooping cough in young babies.
Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases (PKIDs)
PKIDs offers a variety of videos about whooping cough, including one family’s struggle.
Immunization Action Coalition Whooping Cough Videos (1:44 minutes)
The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) offers a variety of videos showing babies and children with whooping cough.
Jeff Gordon Joins the Fight Against Whooping Cough (0:60 minutes)
A 60 second PSA encouraging new and expectant parents to help protect their babies by making sure that anyone who is, or will be, in close contact with a young infant has been vaccinated against whooping cough.
Pregnant? Get vaccinated.
Learn about the vaccines you will need before and during your pregnancy to help protect yourself and your newest family member from serious diseases.
- Page last reviewed: August 31, 2015
- Page last updated: January 26, 2016
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