Show/Hide
Many Monterey County government offices will be closed or have limited hours of operation during a Winter Recess scheduled from December 26th- 29st. Check the department open/closed list for available services.
Facebook logo 

COUNTY OF MONTEREY

HEALTH DEPARTMENT

HOW DO I?


 

A - Z Index

Print

loading...

Pertussis "Whooping Cough"

  • Health

Pertussis (whooping cough) is a very contagious disease caused by a type of bacteria called Bordetella pertussis.  Among vaccine-preventable diseases, pertussis is one of the most commonly occurring ones in the United States.  It can cause serious illness?especially in infants who are too young to be fully vaccinated.  Make sure your young children get their recommended five shots.  Adolescent and adult vaccination is especially important for families with new infants.  Pregnant women should be vaccinated against pertussis during the last trimester of each pregnancy.

 

Follow us on Twitter for up-to-date public health information! @WashCoverStay

 

 

Return to full list >>