Case Studies

How serious can whooping cough be?

June 1, 2013


Joseph W. Thompson, MD, MPH
President & CEO


Whooping cough can make anyone sick, but there are certain groups who are very vulnerable to the whooping cough—like infants and young children. It’s also very important for those who provide care like parents, babysitters, child care providers, health care providers, and others to get their Tdap vaccine to protect the children they care for.