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.
Whooping Cough Vaccines Are Not Just for Kids
Whooping cough doesn't affect only children. Learn more about whooping cough and a vaccine to prevent it.
Whooping Cough Vaccine: FAQ
Get answers to questions about DTaP and Tdap, the vaccines that prevent whooping cough, diphtheria, and tetanus.
Adult Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Td, Tdap) Vaccine
WebMD explains why adults should receive the Tdap and Td vaccines, which prevent diphtheria, whooping cough, and tetanus.
Whooping Cough: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention
WebMD explains whooping cough (also known as pertussis), a bacterial infection that causes a cough and cold-like symptoms. Vaccines may help prevent it.
Why Whooping Cough Is Rising Despite a New Vaccine
A look at why whooping cough rates are rising despite a new vaccine.
Adult Whooping Cough (Pertussis) Vaccine Benefits and Side Effects
WebMD discusses the benefits and side effects of the whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine.
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Whooping Cough: Treatment and Prevention
WebMD asks CDC expert Tom Clark about whooping cough and its causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Whooping Cough and Pertussis -- Is Your Baby Protected?
Whooping cough (pertussis) is on the rise. Can you recognize the symptoms? Is your baby protected? View this slideshow from WebMD to find out how to whip whooping cough.
Slideshow: Top 10 Vaccine-Preventable Disease: Measles, Flu, and More
Get the list of the top 10 vaccine-preventable diseases, including measles, whooping cough, flu, polio, pneumococcal disease, meningococcal disease, mumps, Hib, tetanus, and hepatitis B.