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Whooping Cough (Pertussis) Vaccine Directory

Whooping cough (pertussis) causes a cough that lasts for weeks and can be serious in some. It can affect children and adults. The childhood vaccine is only effective for a limited amount of time. However, the Tdap vaccine is a booster vaccine that is given to adults to protect against both tetanus and whooping cough. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how the whooping cough vaccine works, who should and should not get it, and much more.

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A look at why whooping cough rates are rising despite a new vaccine.

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