Protect Your Baby from Whooping Cough

smiling couplePregnant? Protect Your Baby from Whooping Cough

Ask your doctor about the Tdap vaccine during your third trimester of pregnancy

Getting the Tdap vaccine while pregnant is the best way to keep your baby safe from whooping cough. By doing so, you pass antibodies to your baby before birth. These antibodies help protect your baby in the first few months of life.

Whooping Cough and Babies: What You Need to Know 

About half of babies who get whooping cough end up in the hospital. Every year in the United States, babies die from whooping cough, with most deaths in those too young to be protected by their own whooping cough vaccine. 

Not Just for Mom and Baby  

Did you know that four out of five babies who get whooping cough catch it from someone at home? That’s why it’s important to encourage your baby’s family members and caregivers to get vaccinated at least two weeks before meeting your baby if they are not up-to-date with their whooping cough vaccines.

Ask your doctor how getting the Tdap vaccine today can help keep your little one safe from whooping cough. We have put more information online at: www.lakelandhealth.org/tdap.

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