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Do I need to get vaccinated against whooping cough?
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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine
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In brief: Yes!
Especially if you're around young children.
If you're a healthy middle aged adult with pertussis (whooping cough) you might have a cough for a few weeks, but you'll live. If you pass whooping cough to a newborn.. They can die. Do a google search for "baby with pertussis" and watch some videos. It's scary and sad. Get your tdap (tetanus and pertussis) booster today!

In brief: Yes!
Especially if you're around young children.
If you're a healthy middle aged adult with pertussis (whooping cough) you might have a cough for a few weeks, but you'll live. If you pass whooping cough to a newborn.. They can die. Do a google search for "baby with pertussis" and watch some videos. It's scary and sad. Get your tdap (tetanus and pertussis) booster today!
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