What should I know about the Tdap vaccine?

May 1, 2013


Joseph W. Thompson, MD, MPH
President & CEO


Getting a Tdap vaccine is the best way to keep from spreading whooping cough to those who are most vulnerable–infants and young children. They are too young to get a vaccine and have the worst complications from the disease. It’s especially important for brothers, sisters, parents, grandparents, child care providers, and others who might provide care to get the Tdap vaccine at least 2 weeks before coming in contact with these little ones.