Whooping Cough

Pharmaca offers Tdap booster shots, which offer immunization against whooping cough (pertussis) as well as diptheria and tetanus.

Who needs a Tdap vaccination?

Incidences of whooping cough infections have dramatically increased across the country in the last two years, and in many states (including California and Colorado), state law now requires that middle and high-school students be vaccinated before entering school.

Risk of death is highest in infants and small children, so these age groups, adults who come into contact with them and pregnant women are encouraged to stay up to date on their whooping cough/pertussis vaccinations. Even teens and adults who were completely vaccinated as children need the Tdap booster vaccination.

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