Healthcare Providers Information - Pertussis

New Tdap vaccination requirement for students

Protection against pertussis begins to wear off during grade school. This leaves pre-teens, teenagers and adults at risk for this illness. To address the increase in pertussis cases among older students, a booster vaccination (called Tdap) is recommended for all students in grades six through twelve.

KCHD Resources

Pertussis/Whooping Cough Fact Sheet English
Pertussis/Whooping Cough Fact Sheet Spanish
Tdap Vaccination Page
Tdap FAQs in a printable pdf

Information & Notices



CDC Pertussis Page
IDPH Pertussis Page