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Whooping Cough – Should You Get Vaccination During Pregnancy?

Whooping Cough – Should You Get Vaccination During Pregnancy?

Also known as pertussis, whooping cough is a bacterial infection that may lead to the death of some infants. TDAP (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) is a vaccine that many doctors are urging their pregnant patients to receive before the baby’s birth. In adults, pertussis causes a very persistent cough lasting as many as 100 days.

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