Public Health has issued the following information about whooping cough:
KNOW THE FACTS ABOUT WHOOPING COUGH:
area has been experiencing a whooping cough outbreak that began in January 2019.
are vaccines to help prevent whooping cough. Whooping cough vaccine is
Babies & children
Preteens & teens
regional outbreak, almost all adults with whooping cough did not have their
booster vaccine dose.
get at least 5 vaccine doses to be fully protected against whooping
cough is also known as pertussis and “the 100 day cough.”
should receive a booster dose of Pertussis containing vaccine, usually in grade
should receive one dose of Pertussis containing vaccine to maintain
women should receive Pertussis containing vaccine with every
under one year can become very sick with whooping cough and develop
complications that require a stay in hospital. Infants are not old enough to have all the whooping cough vaccine doses to be fully protected.
cough gets its name from the “whoop” sound made when somebody with the disease
gasps for air after a fit of coughing.
with your or your child’s health care professional or public health if you have
questions about whooping cough vaccines.
your hands often.
home from work and school if you are sick.
Cover a cough, throw out soiled
can find more information about this disease in the available Fact Sheet at:
NB Routine Immunization Schedule: https://www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Departments/h-s/pdf/en/CDC/Immunization/RoutineImmunizationSchedule.pdf