Pertussis FAQs


Public Health DivisionHealth and Human Services Agency


As of July 1, 2011 a new school immunization law requires all students entering the 7th grades in California receive a pertussis (whooping cough) booster shot (Tdap).  Read more below. 

Click on the links below to find out about whooping cough

Local radio DJ "Kellie in The Morning" talks to Public Health about Whooping Cough!

What is the whooping cough vaccine (Tdap) Law?
What is whooping cough (pertussis)?
What should I do if I have whooping cough?
How do you get whooping cough?
How can I prevent (stop) whooping cough?
Where can I get the whooping cough vaccine?