Hi, an important aspect about pertussis or whooping cough is vaccination. The best
way to prevent pertussis is to get vaccinated. There are vaccines for
infants, children, preteens, teens and
adults. Researchers agree that refusal to vaccinate children against whooping cough might have played a role in the 2010 pertussis outbreak in Califor
nia. The whooping cough vaccination is now recommended for
all pregnant women between 28 and
38 weeks pregnant. Regards.