Should I take Pertussis vaccine in order to protect baby from whooping cough?
Question: What is the general rule for a Pertussis vaccine? I have no symptoms. I am asking because my daughter is having a baby and she asked me to get the Pertussis vaccine in order to protect the baby from whooping cough. Is this necessary?
Answer: Today, vaccines have become a “hot” debate in today’s politicized world, but in regards to your question re: Pertussis (whooping cough), vaccination is in fact the best protection and helps to reduce the risk to yourself, vulnerable infants, and pregnant women. Recommendation: Tdap; one dose for an adult (for adults who haven’t received it before). This is a standing recommendation issued by many governments, including CDC and Canada Health.