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?
- Causes and Transmission
- Signs and Symptoms
- Diagnosis and Treatment
- Whooping Cough: What You Need to Know
- Immunizations for a Healthy Pregnancy (Brochure)
- Personal Stories of People Affected by Pertussis
- Vaccines and Immunizations
- Information on School Requirements
- Clinical Guidance and Reporting Forms
- Vaccinating Pregnant Women
- California Summary: Reports on Pertussis
- County of Fresno Communicable Disease Quarterly Reports
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Whooping Cough Pamphlet (English) (Español)
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Vaccination Clinic Schedule:
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The Fresno County Department of Public Health Immunization Program utilizes the California Immunization Registry (CAIR). For more information on CAIR visit California Immunization Registry.