Top 5 Reasons to Get a Whooping Cough Shot (Tdap)

posted on: June 29, 2016    |    by: Nina Tarnay

If your soon-to-be 7th grader hasn’t had his or her whooping cough booster shot, call WellNow at 714.602.3500 to schedule a Tdap vaccination or just drop by our convenient clinic at Bella Terra.

Here are five reasons that getting vaccinated for whooping cough (pertussis) is so important:

  • Children can’t start the 7th grade in California without being vaccinated
  • Whooping cough begins with cold-like symptoms before progressing to severe coughing fits, vomiting, and exhaustion
  • These severe symptoms can last for up 12 weeks or more – in China, the disease is called the “100 day cough”
  • The whooping cough vaccine (also known as Tdap, DTaP, and DPT) also protects against tetanus and diphtheria, two less common but often deadly diseases
  • Vaccination takes just 15 minutes and the vaccine costs just $59 at WellNow through September (regularly $89)



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