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WE ARE IN A "WHOOPING COUGH" EPIDEMIC.
PLEASE KNOW THE FACTS AND GET IMMUNIZED!
TdaP vaccine can protect us from Tetanus, Diptheria and Pertussis. Pregnant women should get a dose of Tdap during every pregnancy between 28 and 38 weeks, especially to protect the newborn from pertussis. Infants are most at risk for severe, life-threatening complications from pertussis. Tdap may safely be given at the same time as other vaccines.
Video above answers question - "Why should I get immunized?"
PERTUSSIS (Whooping Cough) causes severe coughing spells, difficulty breathing, vomiting, disturbed sleep, weight loss and rib fractures.
IMMUNIZATION AVAILABLE without a prescription. Click the following website for a full list of locations. You will have to enter your zip code. Pertussis website.
Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) - safety and risk information
Article - give vaccine during pregnancy
Article - give vaccine repeatedly
Child Immunizations Video - General Information
Child Immunizations Handout - Protect against 14 serious diseases
Page updated 02/20/15 by R. Lackore MD