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Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Vaccine: Prevention, Risks and More


Whooping cough, or pertussis, can be spread when an infected person sneezes or coughs. Most often, it spreads among family members and other people in the house, like babysitters.


You can prevent whooping cough in your young child with the DTaP vaccine. The vaccine also protects against tetanus and diphtheria.


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