Whooping Cough/PertussisImmunization Information
At Rite Aid, we're committed to helping keep you and your family well. You might not know that a severe threat to your family's well being - especially in infants and children - is pertussis, also known as whooping cough. Whooping cough cases declined in the 1970's and 80's, but are now on the rise with outbreaks occurring in several states. Pertussis is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by bacteria. In infants and young children, it can lead to seizures, pneumonia, brain damage, and death. In adults, it can cause severe coughing spells, vomiting, and disturbed sleep. It can also lead to weight loss, rib fractures, fainting from violent coughing, pneumonia, incontinence and hospitalization due to complications.
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While you’re in getting a flu shot, ask your pharmacist for an immunization evaluation to determine what other vaccines you may need.
It’s completely free.Take Evaluation Now Get Consent Form