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I am 26 weeks pregnant, I got the whooping cough vaccine 2 years ago, am I still protected or should I get another one when my baby is born? When should my husband get one?

I am 26 weeks pregnant, I got the whooping cough vaccine 2 years ago, am I still protected or should I get another one when my baby is born? When should my husband get one?

See below: Your immunity from the vaccine 2 years ago should still be strong. Since your husband probably has not had whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine since childhood, he can get a tdap at any time since no live virus is involved. Tdap boosters are recommended every 10 years. [see following site: http://www.Cdc.Gov/vaccines/schedules/downloads/adult/adult-schedule-easy-read.Pdf. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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I'm pregnant & had whooping coughs/diphtheria/tetanus/polio injection now it's sore red & swollen why?

I'm pregnant & had whooping coughs/diphtheria/tetanus/polio injection now it's sore red & swollen why?

Is a reaction: At the injection site swollen & red can happened. Or it could be a reaction from the vaccine or the preservatives. ...Read more

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What will happen if I got my whooping cough shot while pregnant?

What will happen if I got my whooping cough shot while pregnant?

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 antibodies are then passed to baby and provide baby with good protection for several months.This helps sure mom doesn't get the illness and pass it to her baby and helps protect baby during the period before they can get and develop protection from shots. ...Read more

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How long is whooping cough injections effective for? I had mine while pregnant about 1 year ago, am I still protected?

How long is whooping cough injections effective for? I had mine while pregnant about 1 year ago, am I still protected?

Yes but: Immunity seems to wane some say 2 some say 5y. As a precaution therefore we tend to now give pregnant women a booster shot between 28-38 weeks each pregnancy ...Read more

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If you contracted whooping cough during pregnancy, would you affect your unborn baby?

If you contracted whooping cough during pregnancy, would you affect your unborn baby?

When in pregnancy?: There are no real effects on the fetus but if pertussis (whooping cough) occurs close to delivery, there is a potential risk of transmission to the newborn. ...Read more

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I am 30w pregnant, just had my flu + pneumonia shots. The p.A. Recommended for me the dtap shot for whooping cough too. Should i get it?

I am 30w pregnant, just had my flu + pneumonia shots. The p.A. Recommended for me the dtap shot for whooping cough too. Should i get it?

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 years old. Dtap is the version for younger children. Pertussis is an illness that can be serious in very young infants. Although pertussis immunization starts at 2 mos of age, babies need at least 3 shots in the series to have protection. ...Read more

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Please let me know is it safe to take whooping cough vaccine while pregnant?

Please let me know is it safe to take whooping cough vaccine while pregnant?

It is RECOMMENDED: Pertussis vaccine is now given as tdap vaccine in late second trimester or third trimester. It gives protection to the mother as well as limited protection to the baby. It is recommended that all pregnant women should receive Tdap Vacie during every pregnancy regardless of when you received the last dose to pass passive immunity against Whooping Cough to the New Born ...Read more

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I'm 11 weeks pregnant and my 3 year old has whooping cough will this effect my unborn as i've been exposed to it during the contagious period?!

I'm 11 weeks pregnant and my 3 year old has whooping cough will this effect my unborn as i've been exposed to it during the contagious period?!

Not if UR vaccinated: If you received the tdap vaccine within the past few years you and your fetus should be protected. See a maternal-fetal medicine specialist for specific advice! ...Read more

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I am 26 weeks pregnant, can I get the whooping cough vaccine during pregnancy or wait till my baby is born? How long does the vaccine protect you?

I am 26 weeks pregnant, can I get the whooping cough vaccine during pregnancy or wait till my baby is born?  How long does the vaccine protect you?

Tdap - Pertussis : The tdap vaccine is recommended for all pregnant women at any gestational age. It is safe for pregnant women. It is preferably given from 27-36 weeks but anytime during pregnancy will confer adequate immunity. Immediate postpartum vaccination is recommended for women who miss the vaccine during pregnancy. This is a concerted effort to protect newborns from pertussis by "cocooning" the baby. ...Read more

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On Friday I was informed that a girl in my class has whooping cough.I have had a lot of contact with her over the past 2weeks while she has been sick.I went and had the vaccination that afternoon. What are the risks to my baby? Im 30 weeks pregnant.

On Friday I was informed that a girl in my class has whooping cough.I have had a lot of contact with her over the past 2weeks while she has been sick.I went and had the vaccination that afternoon. What are the risks to my baby? Im 30 weeks pregnant.

Nothing direct: In some cases we treat close contacts before they test positive to stop further transmission of the disease. If you do get it, it would have no direct effect on the fetus. It is a localized infection in the lung tissue & does not spread in the blood, which is the only way it could bother baby. If it is going around after baby is born the shot you received should provide some protection for baby ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a whooping cough vaccine while pregnant? I am 32 weeks pregnant.

Is it safe to get a whooping cough vaccine while pregnant? I am 32 weeks pregnant.

Yes: Tdap vaccination (includes acellular pertussis vaccine) is highly recommended for pregnant women who have not had it. Best administered after 20 weeks' gestation to optimize antibody transfer to fetus & protection after birth. ...Read more

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What is a whooping cough?

What is a whooping cough?

Infection of lungs: Whooping cough is named for the horrible repeated sequence of short coughs followed by a dramatic whoop or vibratory noise from the airways as baby takes a deep breath.It is caused by a vaccine preventable bacterial infection of the lungs that produces lots of sticky mucous baby coughs out to get air.Adults, even if immunized as kids, can get it, be asymtomatic & give it to babies who may die. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of whooping cough?

What are the symptoms of whooping cough?

Depends on age: Whooping cough is caused by pertussis and symptoms follow 3 stages: catarrhal-runny nose, sneezing, low fever; paroxysmal-dry irritative hacking, eye-bulging, strangling, uninterupted "machine gun" cough every hour. Convalescent-symptoms diminish but can persist for 100 days. A "whoop" sound on breathing in can occur in children, but most teens and adults just cough without the whoop. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of the whooping cough?

What are the symptoms of the whooping cough?

Whooping cough: This special respiratory infection is very dangerous to our young children. Knowing about it is very wise. One with whooping cough probably has a high fever, is under some distress and the cough is a very high pitched unique sounding cough. I would bet you could go to google or you tube and find some audio examples to know the special cough this diagnosis is named for. ...Read more

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How do you calm the severity of the cough from whooping cough.?

How do you calm the severity of the cough from whooping cough.?

Cough: Treat it like any other cough with expectorants, decongestants, mucolytics and sometimes steroids. Most of these can be found over the counter. ...Read more

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Why is whooping cough a bacterium?

Why is whooping cough a bacterium?

B. Pertussis: Bortadella pertussis causes whooping cough. Currently it is recommended to be immunized against pertussis in the pediatric population and once after age 19 (http://www.Cdc.Gov/vaccines/recs/schedules/downloads/adult/adult-schedule.Pdf) whooping cough is treated with antibiotics and measures to support breathing such as oxygen and breathing treatments. ...Read more

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What is the cure for whooping cough?

What is the cure for whooping cough?

Zithromax: First.See your primary care provider to be sure of the proper diagnosis. Then be sure to take prescription exactly as prescribed. ...Read more

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What pathogen causes whooping cough?

What pathogen causes whooping cough?

B.Pertussis: Classic whooping cough is caused by a bacterium, bordatella pertussis.Similar symptoms can be caused by otheragents such as a virus parapertussis and adenovirus. ...Read more

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Can whooping cough affect my IVF cycle?

Can whooping cough affect my IVF cycle?

Possible, not likely: Any infection can affect your IVF cycke potentially; If you have whooping cough, would avoid IVF whether it does or doesnt ! Bad time to try to conceive a child, your baby/fetus most at risk fir birth defects in the first trimester ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Whooping Cough (Definition)

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