Pertussiss (whooping cough)

Pertussiss (whooping cough) should not be a great concern to most healthy adults and children that are up to date with their vaccines. Children not up to date would have been notified by the school nurse if they were behind on vaccines. Infants less than 12 months are not fully immunized. Adults that have had a Tdap booster in the last 10 years should most likely be protected.
People that are at risk for getting whooping cough from someone are close contacts living in the home of someone with whooping cough, pregnant persons in close contact with that person that have not had their Tdap Booster during pregnancy, or immune compromised people with asthma or COPD.
If you or your child has had a cough for greater than 2 weeks contact your health provider if further evaluation is necessary.
Here is a link from the CDC for further information.