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.

Related Information

Pertussis (Whooping Cough): Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Fact Sheet for Parents: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention