Pertussis Information for Health Professionals - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Pertussis Information for Health Professionals

On this page:
Clinical features and epidemiology
Vaccine information
ACIP Recommendations and MMWR reports

Think, Test, Treat Pertussis poster (PDF)
Poster reminding professionals to think, test, and treat for pertussis. Call 1-800-657-3970 or 651-201-5503 to order. (8.5"x11")

Clinical features and epidemiology

  • Pertussis Clinical Information
    Basic information on pertussis for health professionals, including epidemiology, communicability, and treatment of cases and contacts.
  • Pertussis Laboratory Testing
    Information on laboratory testing for pertussis including recommended type of diagnostic test based on timing.
  • Images of Diseases: Pertussis
    The CDC offers photos of the disease and people affected by the disease. Attention: Non-MDH link. Warning: Graphic medical images.


  • Reporting Pertussis (Bordetella pertussis)
    All cases of Pertussis must be reported to the Minnesota Department of Health. Find out what needs to be reported, who needs to report diseases, which forms to use and where to find out more about the disease.

Vaccine information

  • Vaccination Recommendations (PDF)
    Vaccination recommendations for children, adolescents, and adults with pertussis containing vaccine and for responding to a pertussis outbreak.
  • Check Your Vials: Is it Tdap, DTaP, or Td?
    One-page professional-education sheet intended to reduce confusion about similar-looking vials of Tdap, DTaP, and Td vaccines. Developed by the Immunization Branch of the California Department of Health Services. Attention: Non-MDH link

ACIP Recommendations and MMWR reports

  • Tdap Vaccine Recommendations
    Recommendations for adolescents, adults, and pregnant women from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and related MMWR publications.
    Attention: Non-MDH links

Updated Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 10:41AM