I’ve been asking for a year or two for unimmunized patients if they’d like the “tetanus with pertussis vaccine.” Pertussis is whooping cough. It is a cough that adults may get which is annoying, lasting for months and embarrassing. In addition, at times dangerous for your health. But, for children it can be overwhelming and require admissions to the hospital or death.
Here is an article of a Kansas City outbreak. Kansas City. . . just up the road. . . Now, do you want your TdaP vaccine? CDC guidelines state that TdaP should be given to soon-to-be new parents and grandparents or once as an adult.