How do I protect my baby from pertussis?

Whooping cough shots safely prevent the disease, but, your new baby is too young to get the shot. To protect your baby, make sure that all caretakers and family members are up-to-date on their whooping cough shots. Protection from the disease and the shots wears off. Make sure anyone 10 years of age or older gets a booster shot, called Tdap, at least two weeks before they have contact with your baby.

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1. What is pertussis?
2. Who is most at risk for pertussis?
3. What are the symptoms of pertussis?
4. How do I protect my baby from pertussis?
5. Why is TdaP for new mothers important?
6. How do I get help for my child?