Protecting One Takes Everyone
Whooping cough is on the rise in Oregon and infants are at
the greatest risk.
Whooping cough (pertussis) is a respiratory infection that can
cause severe coughing or trouble breathing. Anyone can get whooping
cough, but infants and small children are at the greatest risk for
serious complications and death.
The best way to prevent whooping cough is to get
Parents, caregivers, and family members are the most common source
of infection and can spread
the disease to infants without
Protect Children. Protect Yourself.
Whooping cough is highly contagious and is a serious risk to
infants and small children. Many infants who get whooping cough
are infected by older siblings who have milder symptoms. The best
way to prevent whooping cough among infants, children, and adults
is to get vaccinated.
Does your child have siblings?
Learn more HERE.
The spread of whooping cough has been documented in many
childcare, school, and healthcare facilities. The best way to
prevent whooping cough among infants, children, and adults is to
get the Tdap vaccination.
Are you a teacher, childcare
provider, or healthcare worker? Learn more HERE.
Studies show that new mothers and parents are the source for
over 55% of the whooping cough cases in babies. The best way for
parents and pregnant mothers to prevent whooping cough among
infants is get the Tdap vaccine.
Are you a parent or a pregnant
mother? Learn more HERE.
Whooping cough can occur at any age, but infants and young
children are at highest risk of life-threatening consequences.
Adults can spread the disease because it can be mild and often
goes untreated. The best way to protect infants is to surround
them with caregivers and family that have received their Tdap
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