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Posted on: March 11, 2019

Not Vaccinated? No kisses!

Grandmother giving her grandchild a kiss. Caption states: I hope great grandma got her Tdap vaccine

What is Whooping Cough?

Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is a serious illness that can make babies, children, teens, and adults sick. It is most dangerous for babies and can lead to hospitalization, and even death.

When someone first gets sick, it may seem like nothing more than a common cold but it can eventually lead to extreme coughing fits that can cause a high-pitched “whoop” sound, vomiting (throwing up), and exhaustion (very tired).

What can grandparents do to protect their grandchildren and themselves?

Everyone can protect the babies and children around them by getting vaccinated. This is called “Cocooning” and it is an easy way to prevent the spread of whooping cough by surrounding babies with people who are vaccinated. It creates a “cocoon” of protection from the disease until the baby is old enough to get all of the shots and be fully protected.

Tdap Vaccine

The Tdap Vaccine helps prevent Tetanus (lockjaw), diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough). It is recommended for all babies, children, teens, pregnant women, grandparents, and anyone in close contact with babies or small children.

Talk to your doctor or your local pharmacist to protect your smallest loved ones by getting your Tdap shot!

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