Whooping cough (pertussis) is a contagious disease that causes long periods of coughing. While this disease affects everyone, it is a severe health risk for babies and and can cause them to stop breathing. Some children can even die from it.
Vaccination is protection. Get your shot today! For more information visit www.epi.alaska.gov
Here are some ways to protect yourself and your family:
- Make sure your children are up to date on immunizations.
- Get a Tdap Vaccination
- Cover and wash your hands frequently
To contact the YKHC Immunizations Department, please call 907-543-6859 if you have questions about you or your child’s immunization records, or to find out more about prevention of whooping cough (pertussis.)