Improved treatments have made problems from whooping cough less severe than in the past. But the disease and its complications are still a serious health issue. This is especially true for children younger than 4 months of age. Adults age 60 and older also are at increased risk for severe problems.
Did You Know?
Under the Affordable Care Act, many health insurance plans will provide free children’s preventive care services, including checkups, vaccinations and screening tests. Learn more.