Vaccination Matters: Help Protect Families from Whooping Cough is a public health initiative by the American Academy of Family Physicians. It’s designed to help people understand more about the importance of whooping cough vaccination for adolescents and adults. By visiting the links below, you can learn more about the disease, review findings from a recent survey about whooping cough, and hear from someone who experienced the illness.
At your next doctor’s visit, talk about whooping cough, and ask about the Tdap vaccine to help protect you and your family.
- Survey Fact Sheet (1-page PDF. About PDFs) – Review findings from a recent survey of adults about whooping cough.
- 1-page Brochure (1-page PDF. About PDFs) – Content in this print-ready, color brochure is the same as the content on these web pages.
What is whooping cough?
Whooping cough, also called pertussis, is a respiratory tract infection.
Funding and support for this material have been provided by GlaxoSmithKline.
Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff