Why Do Adults Need Whooping Cough Vaccine?

What are the side effects of the whooping cough vaccine for adults?

Mild side effects of Tdap may include:Pain, redness, or swelling in the arm where the shot was given.Mild fever.Headache.Tiredness.Stomach upset, including nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.Muscle aches and pains.Swollen glands..

How often do adults need the whooping cough vaccine?

Adults: Receive a shot of Tdap once every 10 years.

Do you need a whooping cough vaccine to be around a newborn?

If a child will be around the baby and is not up to date with their whooping cough shots (called DTaP vaccine), they should get vaccinated. Preteens, teens, and adults who will be around the baby and have not already had a whooping cough booster shot (called Tdap vaccine) should get vaccinated.

How long is whooping cough vaccine effective?

The vaccine takes about two weeks for immunity to develop after vaccination. The following people should have a booster dose of whooping cough vaccine every ten years: all adults working with infants and young children less than four years of age.

What happens if you get Tdap twice?

There is a low risk of severe side effects from multiple Tdap doses. The Tdap vaccine combines protection against tetanus and diphtheria, in addition to whooping cough. Researchers have done studies on tetanus vaccines that do not contain protection against pertussis.

Do I have to pay for whooping cough vaccine?

Eligible people get the vaccine at no cost, but your health care provider (for example, your doctor) may charge a consultation fee for the visit. You can check this when you make your appointment. Pregnant women can get the whooping cough vaccine at no cost through the National Immunisation Program.

Do adults need whooping cough vaccine?

CDC recommends whooping cough vaccination for all babies and children, preteens and teens, and pregnant women. Adults who have never received a dose of Tdap should also get vaccinated against pertussis.

Why should I get the whooping cough vaccine?

The whooping cough vaccine is a safe and effective way to prevent infection. Babies are at greatest risk of severe illness and death from this bacterial infection. But a prolonged cough can have significant consequences for adolescents and adults.