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Whooping Cough (Pertussis) Information for Pregnant Women


Whooping Cough is very serious, especially for babies. To help protect infants, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend whooping cough vaccination at each pregnancy.

Babies often catch whooping cough from family. The best way to help protect them is to make sure everyone around your baby is vaccinated.

Which Vaccines Does Your Family Need?

Who Which vaccine

(who did not have a Tdap
booster as a teenager)


  • Healthcare workers
  • Anyone who cares for babies less than a year
Tdap; one dose
Pregnant women
(even if you were previously vaccinated)
Tdap; one dose during each pregnancy between 27 and 36 weeks
Teens 11 to 18 years old Tdap; one dose
Kids 7 to 10 years old
(who did not get all five doses listed below)
Tdap; one dose
Children 2 months to 7 years old

DTaP; One dose at each age:

  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 15-18 months
  • 4-6 years


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