The best way to prevent pertussis is for all children to be fully vaccinated on time.
- Pertussis (Whooping
Fact sheet with general information about pertussis, including symptoms, complications, tests, and treatment.
- Pertussis: What Parents Need to Know
Fact sheet for parents of children in child care and school and other activities who have questions about pertussis. Available in English, Hmong, Russian, Somali, and Spanish.
- Tdap Vaccine: What Teens Need to Know
Fact sheet for teens about Tdap vaccine and the diseases it prevents.
- Tdap Vaccine for Pregnant Women
Tdap vaccination is recommended during each pregnancy.
- Parapertussis and Holmesii
Fact sheet about parapertussis and holmesii (which are milder forms of pertussis), including symptoms, tests, and treatment.
- Pertussis: Silence the Sounds of Pertussis
Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases (PKIDs) materials about pertussis prevention, including audio of whooping cough and a video PSA featuring actress and mother Keri Russell. Attention: Non-MDH link
- Sounds of Pertussis
Campaign to provide information about the disease and how to prevent it. Attention: Non-MDH link
- About Pertussis
General information from the CDC about pertussis, including transmission, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. Also includes photos and kid-friendly fact sheet. Attention: Non-MDH link
- Pertussis Vaccine Information Statements (VIS)
CDC Vaccine Information Statement; includes a description of the disease, who should get the vaccine and when, who should not be vaccinated, and potential side effects. Attention: Non-MDH links
DTaP Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis Vaccines: What You Need to Know Tdap Tetanus, Diphtheria (Td) or Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap) Vaccine: What You Need to Know