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Does the pneumonia shot cover whooping cough

A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Hansbrough
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 44 years experience
Possibly: Only if you are at high risk, otherwise wait until after delivering your baby.
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 38 years experience
It is safe: It is safe and important in protecting you from contracting pertussis.. You will get the tdap vaccine which is the version of for all older than 7 yea... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 42 years experience
Whooping cough: has a distinct cough. Bronchitis and pneumonia may be difficult to tell apart but many times bronchitis on an X-ray will not show whereas pneumonia sh... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Some basics: I would. Lots of contact with an infant with whooping cough makes you at risk for it & if you already have flu it may be more intense. Your doc co... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Very: If you have positive blood cultures for staph aureus (ask your doctor what species of staph since if it is coagulase negative it is probably a contami... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends on age: Infants have immune factors from mom from pregnancy but it begins to wain after birth.The infant immune system must be pushed so pertussis vaccine (&o... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Odd wording: The material in the TdaP is not alive and cannot give anybody whooping cough. An adult who has not received a whooping cough booster within the past 1... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Confusing question: You prevent it with the vaccine, you treat it after proper confirmation with antibiotics. In an adult, when the cough starts, antibiotics will not eff... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 42 years experience
Pertussis: There is high pertussis vaccine coverage for children nationwide. However, protection from the childhood vaccine decreases over time. Preteens, teens ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Hieber
Dr. Patrick Hieberanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Whooping cough: The pertussis vaccine is only ~ 80-85% effective. That is why it is so important that all children be completely immunized. The greater the # of immun... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Baby protection: It will boost moms antibody protection against the whooping cough, which is probably low unless she had a shot within a couple of years. Mom's antibod... Read More

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