Pertussis Prevention and Exposure

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