Get All 5 Doses of the Whooping Cough Vaccine
Whooping Cough cases have been on the rise since the 1990’s with about 1 out of every 2 babies needing to be hospitalized if they acquire the disease. To help parents understand how to protect their babies the Centers for Disease Control CDC has come out with an Infographic that explains the three steps that parents should take. The whooping cough vaccine is also know as the pertussis vaccine.
Below I have included both the graphic and text version of the CDC’s Protect Babies From Whooping Cough Infographic.
Protect Babies from Whooping Cough (Text Version)
If you’re pregnant get a Tdap shot!
Whooping cough is deadly for babies
[Picture of a nurse holding a baby beside a hospital]
Whooping cough (pertussis) is a respiratory infection that can cause severe coughing or trouble breathing.
About half of infants who get whooping cough are hospitalized!
[picture of arrow saying “1 out of 2” pointing to hospital] Whooping cough cases across the U.S. have been on the rise since the 1980s.
Pregnant women need to get a Tdap shot
[Picture of a pregnant woman talking to a mother holding a baby]
Pregnant woman: I got my whooping cough vaccine and will encourage everyone caring for my baby to get a shot, too!
Mom: This vaccine helps protect you from whooping cough and passes some protection to your baby.
Create a circle of protection around your baby
4 out of 5 babies who get whooping cough catch it from someone at home*
[Picture of a baby surrounded by his parents, brother and sister, grandparents, and childcare providers]
Everyone needs whooping cough vaccine:
- Brothers & Sisters
- Childcare Providers
* When source was identified
Make sure your baby gets all 5 doses of whooping cough vaccine on time
Your baby needs whooping cough vaccine at:
- 2 months
- 4 months
- 6 months
- 15 thru 18 months
- 4 thru 6 years
You can get whooping cough vaccines at a doctor’s office, local health department, or pharmacy
[Picture of a nurse and a doctor]
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[Picture of parents with a newborn baby and young daughter] www.cdc.gov/whoopingcough
From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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