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What symptoms of whooping cough might you have if you were immunized as a child?

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If you were immunized as a child, you will likely have a milder case. You might have light cold symptoms or none at all. The cough may be severe, or just annoying. You may even spread whooping cough without ever knowing you have it.

SOURCES:

CDC: "Vaccines and Immunizations," "Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis Vaccines: What You Need to Know."

eMedicine: "Pertussis."

CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on February 8, 2019

SOURCES:

CDC: "Vaccines and Immunizations," "Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis Vaccines: What You Need to Know."

eMedicine: "Pertussis."

CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on February 8, 2019

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