Understand Your Risk

Answer these three questions to learn more about your risk.

Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a serious respiratory illness that can easily spread from person to person.

Vaccination is the best way to help protect against pertussis. Even if you have been previously vaccinated for pertussis, the CDC may recommend additional vaccination.

What is your age?

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Vaccination for pertussis is recommended for all ages in the United States.

Have you been diagnosed with asthma?

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While anyone can get pertussis, adults living with asthma are at increased risk of infection and complications.

When did you last receive the Tdap vaccine?

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The Tdap vaccine protects against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis.


  • Vaccination for pertussis is recommended for adults of all ages in the United States.
  • Asthma puts you at greater risk for infection and complications from pertussis.
  • Anyone can get pertussis, which is a preventable infectious respiratory disease.

Keep up the good work! Staying up to date with vaccination recommendations is a great way to protect against infectious respiratory diseases. 

Speak with your healthcare provider to ensure your vaccinations are up to date. 

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Page last updated: August 27, 2021

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