Pregnancy and Whooping Cough

For Pregnant Women

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Whooping cough (pertussis) is a very contagious disease that can be deadly for babies. It spreads from person to person, usually by coughing or sneezing while in close contact with others. Learn how you can help protect your baby from whooping cough.

For Healthcare Professionals

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Pertussis is on the rise and outbreaks are happening across the United States. Learn more about providing the best prenatal care to prevent pertussis by strongly recommending Tdap to your patients during the third trimester of each pregnancy.

Research

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Stay up to date on studies that support the safe and effective use of the Tdap vaccine in pregnant women and other strategies to prevent whooping cough in babies.

Materials

Pertussis materials

Listen to, watch, or download free whooping cough materials, including resources to promote the whooping cough vaccine recommendation for pregnant women, infants and children, preteens and teens, and adults. You may print materials on a standard office printer or have them sent to a commercial printer.