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How frequently to you need to get a whooping cough shot?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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 (&others) are usually given @2/4/6mo but can be given as early as 6wks if the disease is in the area.Boosters are given at 12-15m, 4-6yr & again @11-18yr. Pertussis vaccine provides a good but time limited protection.Discuss specific needs with your dr.

In brief: 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 (&others) are usually given @2/4/6mo but can be given as early as 6wks if the disease is in the area.Boosters are given at 12-15m, 4-6yr & again @11-18yr. Pertussis vaccine provides a good but time limited protection.Discuss specific needs with your dr.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Kang Zhang
Ophthalmology
In brief: Tdap
Tdap is the booster vaccination for adolescents and adults for pertussis (whooping cough), tetanus, and diptheria.
You should receive the vaccine every 10 years.

In brief: Tdap
Tdap is the booster vaccination for adolescents and adults for pertussis (whooping cough), tetanus, and diptheria.
You should receive the vaccine every 10 years.
Dr. Kang Zhang
Dr. Kang Zhang
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