Whooping Cough is Back
Have you gotten a tetanus shot since 2005? If not, you might be at risk for whooping cough. The latest tetanus vaccine is called Tdap, which protects you against diptheria, tetanus, and whooping cough (also known as pertussis).
Whooping cough can be deadly to infants and although less severe in young adults, it is known for severe coughing spasms that can cause gagging or vomiting. If you are unsure of the date of your last tetanus vaccination, ask your physician if you need the vaccine. If you do, schedule an appointment to receive one. If you do not have a home provider, call Student Health Services and make an appointment to get the vaccine.