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What is Pertussis (Whooping Cough)?

  • A very contagious respiratory illness caused by a type of bacteria called Bordetella pertussis
  • Begins like a common cold: mild fever, runny nose, sneezing with an occasional cough and then symptoms worsen
  • Not everyone with pertussis “whoops” when coughing
  • Can cause breathing failure or difficulties, pneumonia, and swelling of the brain
  • Highly vulnerable population includes babies and infants
  • Pregnant women are highly encouraged to get a Tdap vaccine during their third trimester of pregnancy regardless of vaccination history
  • Tdap booster shot will pass some of the protection to the baby from the mother, until the baby is old enough (6 to 8 weeks) to get immunized

The Fresno County Immunization Program provides immunizations for children, who qualify for the Vaccines for Children Program (VFC), and eligible adults to protect them against vaccine-preventable diseases.

What is Pertussis?

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Location: 1221 Fulton Street, Fresno, CA 93721Telephone: (559) 600-3550

DUE TO COVID-19 OUTBREAK RESPONSE, THE CLINIC IS CURRENTLY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

WE WILL BE UPDATING THIS ON A WEEKLY BASIS.

Vaccination Clinic Schedule:

Monday - Friday
8:00 am -11:30 am & 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Fresno County Department of Public Health Immunization Program utilizes the California Immunization Registry (CAIR). For more information on CAIR visit California Immunization Registry.