Whooping Cough Immunizations for Adults
Pertussis, more commonly known as whooping cough, is a highly contagious disease spread through the air by coughing. Babies are especially vulnerable to whooping cough, and often caught from the people who love them most; parents, family and caretakers. Immunizing the adults that spend time with babies is the best way to protect them from the disease.
The immunization is covered by most health insurance plans and can be given by a healthcare provider or at many local healthcare facilities and pharmacies. A list of local immunization sites are available here.
If you do not have insurance or you are underinsured and cannot pay for the immunization, you may qualify for a free or low cost whooping shot vaccine (Tdap). A list of local pharmacies that provide whooping cough vaccine are available here.
The Health Department will also do free adult clinics from time to time, and will announce them here on the website.