The following links are to trusted sources of information on immunization. (Links will open in a new window.)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Powered by Pediatricians. Trusted by Parents
- Vaccine Education Center of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
- Vaccine Information from the Immunization Action Coalition
- Every Child By Two
- Teens Need 3 Vaccines (udontgetit.org)
Audio of a Pertussis Cough (Whooping Cough):
CDC: Help protect babies from Pertussis
If you are pregnant, talk with your doctor or midwife about getting the whooping cough shot called Tdap, to protect yourself and your baby. CDC recommends you get your Tdap vaccine between the 27th and 36th week of each pregnancy [external link].
Free Text4baby App & Service for Expecting Mothers and New Moms
There are a lot of things to remember when you’re pregnant or a new mom. Text4baby makes it easy to get important information, and it’s free. Women who text BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to 511411 receive free text messages three times per week, timed to their due date or their baby’s birth date, through pregnancy and up until the baby’s first birthday. See the Text4baby FAQ [external link].