El Paso County Public Health will close at 2:00pm on Friday, May 26, and will also be closed Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day. Due to this closure, there will be no tuberculosis skin tests administered on Friday, May 26 and Monday, May 29.

Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Information

An epidemic number of pertussis (whooping cough) cases are spreading in the state, and the nation. Parents, grandparents, caregivers and siblings are urged to get the Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis) vaccine to protect the infants and children in their care.

  • Hear what whooping cough sounds like in an infant.
  • Learn more about the disease and how to prevent it from spreading.
  • Watch a video about whooping cough.

Where to get the vaccine:

Visit your family health care provider or contact a nearby pharmacy to find out if the vaccine is available.

The vaccine is also available at El Paso County Public Health. To find out if you meet eligibility requirements call  (719) 578-3199 and select the option for Immunizations.