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How can whooping cough be prevented in children?

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Help protect your child by making sure they and any adult who's around them often gets vaccinated.

SOURCES:

CDC: “Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Diagnosis and Treatment;” “Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Vaccination;” and “Protect Babies from Whooping Cough (Pertussis).”

HealthyChildren.org: “Whooping Cough.”

Nemours Foundation: “Infections: Whooping Cough (Pertussis).”

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on June 18, 2020

SOURCES:

CDC: “Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Diagnosis and Treatment;” “Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Vaccination;” and “Protect Babies from Whooping Cough (Pertussis).”

HealthyChildren.org: “Whooping Cough.”

Nemours Foundation: “Infections: Whooping Cough (Pertussis).”

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on June 18, 2020

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