Frequently Asked Questions About Whooping Cough

As you know, we have had another diagnosed case of Pertussis in the school.
There's been many inquiries on this is happening, especially since our students are vaccinated to prevent Pertussis. Unfortunately, the vaccine offers the best coverage in the first two years and then declines over time. With this decline, it can cause a student to contract Pertussis, but the illness tends to be mild. 
"CDC estimates that in the first year after getting vaccinated with Tdap, it protects 7 out of 10 people who receive it. About 3 or 4 out of 10 people are fully protected 4 years after getting Tdap."
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