Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Vaccination
Pertussis (Whooping Cough) vaccination is available at Tooele County Health Department. Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory disease. It is caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis.The best way to protect against pertussis is immunization.
Pertussis is known for uncontrollable, violent coughing which often makes it hard to breathe. After fits of many coughs, someone with pertussis often needs to take deep breaths which result in a “whooping” sound. Pertussis can affect people of all ages, but can be very serious, even deadly, for babies less than a year old.
For more information visit www.cdc.gov/pertussis