Center for Disease Control Recommendations for Pertussis Prevention
- Stay up-to-date on your pertussis vaccine for infants, children, adolescents, and adults.
- Tdap for for pregnant woman during each pregnancy, with a preferred administration during the early part of gestational weeks 27 through 36.
Direct Exposure to a Pertussis Case
Antibiotic treatment can be provided by your physician if you have been directly exposed to a pertussis case and any of the following apply to you:
- Household contact of a positive pertussis case
- Lung Disease
- Weakened Immune System
- Infants under 12 months old