WEB EXTRA: Whooping Cough Information

Created: 03/11/2013 2:41 PM KSTP.com By: Jennie Olson

Researchers are saying that the pertussis vaccine loses its potency before kids get a booster shot at age 11 or 12, citing a spike among vaccinated kids ages 7-10 starting in 2006.

Here is some information about whooping cough and how to recognize its symptoms:

Pertussis Basics

Answers to Common Questions about Tdap Vaccine

Pertussis Information for Health Professionals

What Parents Need to Know

Pertussis Statistics and Maps

Pediatrics Report